Bazigar (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bazigar (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
72,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bazigar of India get their name from rope dancing and acrobatics. They are acrobats. They have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.

The Bazigar in Uttar Pradesh speak Hindi and are not vegetarians. Marrying again is allowed. They are mostly monogamous. Adult marriages by discussion is their way. On the death of the father, the sons get the same inheritance with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are cremated except for very young children who are buried.

In the Punjab, the Bazigar are Sikhs. They speak in Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Bazigar speak Gujarati and Dogri and read and write in Perso-Arabic. They eat wheat, maize and rice.

In Chandigarh they speak Bazigar Boh and Punjabi.

In Haryana, many do government work. The women here are vegetarians. In Himachal Pradesh many work as laborers.

In Delhi, the Bazigar speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Bazigar to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bazigar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Bazigar (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 72,000
World Population 72,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Madari, Medari, Mehdri, बाज़ीगर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18054
ROP3 Code 113551
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Largest States
Punjab (65,000) Haryana (7,400) Chandigarh (70)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Punjab (65,000) Haryana (7,400)
Chandigarh (70)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (52,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (16,000) Bagri (2,300) Haryanvi (600)
Bazigar (50)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (52,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (16,000) Bagri (2,300)
Haryanvi (600) Bazigar (50)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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