Bazigar (Sikh traditions) in India

The Bazigar (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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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 78,000
World Population 78,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
63,000
Rajasthan
7,800
Haryana
7,100
Delhi
600
Chandigarh
70
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 63,000
  Rajasthan 7,800
  Haryana 7,100
  Delhi 600
  Chandigarh 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (53,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
18,000
Bagri
4,800
Bazigar
1,200
Marwari
900
Haryanvi
600
Shekhawati
400
Dhundari
20
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (53,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 18,000
  Bagri 4,800
  Bazigar 1,200
  Marwari 900
  Haryanvi 600
  Shekhawati 400
  Dhundari 20
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Punjabi, 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 Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.05 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.95 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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