Bhabra (Sikh traditions) in India

The Bhabra (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Small groups of Sikh Bhabra live in northeast India. Most of the Bhabra people who live in India are Jains and Hindus, but a small number are Sikhs. The Bhabra originally lived in Pakistan. Many left Pakistan during the Partition of 1947.

The Bhabra are an ancient merchant community. They engage in trade and business in both cities and in rural areas.

The primary language of the Sikh Bhabra is Eastern Punjabi. The whole Bible and the JESUS Film are available in this language. Many of the Bhabra also speak Hindi and English.


Where Are they Located?

The Sikh Bhabra live in Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Much of the lives of the Sikh Bhabra revolve around their faith. They marry only within their group. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. Sikh parents encourage both their sons and daughters to obtain a university education. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Sikh Bhabra often own and manage businesses and work in the banking and investment industries.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though some are Hindus, Muslims or Jains, there are Sikhs among the Bhabra people. Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev as a reform movement. He rejected the Hindu caste system, taught that all people were equal and that all have equal access to God. The Sikh God is formless, without gender and is to be found in everyone. One gets closer to God by living a good life and by practicing charity. Like Hindus, Sikhs believe in reincarnation and the law of karma; you reap what you sow in your previous life. Like Muslims, the Sikhs worship only one God.

One may recognize a Sikh man by his distinctive turban. All the 10 great Sikh gurus wore turbans. Sikh teaching mandates that a person not cut his or her hair. They venerate their holy book, the Granth Sahib, which is a collection of hymns.


What Are Their Needs?

Wealth and pride can often keep people from considering the claims of Jesus Christ. The Sikh Bhabra need humility to see themselves as a sinners in need of a Savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhabra (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Pray for families of Bhabra believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Bhabra families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Bhabra society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God’s love will change the Bhabra people like yeast changes dough.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhabra


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhabra (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Bhabra (Sikh traditions)
Population this Country 1,700
Population all Countries 1,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names भबरा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18055
ROP3 Code 113553
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
1,100
Uttar Pradesh
300
Delhi
200
Haryana
100
Chandigarh
80
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 1,100
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Delhi 200
  Haryana 100
  Chandigarh 80
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (1,600 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hindi
90
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (1,600 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 90
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  (1818-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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
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 Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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