Brahmin (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
96,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Gulping down leftover rotis at her cluttered desk, Amita answered the phone which had been ringing off the hook all morning. "I'll be there," she said before she grabbed her bag and rushed down the stairs two steps at a time. Her producer followed close at her heels, soaking in every word she said while she updated him on the story they were chasing. "If we get there soon enough we should be able to catch them as they come out of the supposed 'courtesy call,'" she said rolling her eyes.
Amita Bhatt, a highly educated and motivated Brahmin Sikh woman, has risen to the top of her profession through her toughness and hard work. Her ability to sniff a story out of thin air has caused her to be known as Punjab's premiere journalist. Brahmin Sikhs like Amita Bhatt have a fierce sense of duty compounded with an aptitude for achievement, which has made them an integral part of the success story of modern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Brahmin Sikh community of India is believed to have originated from the Gandhara Region, an ancient kingdom located in what is now northern Pakistan. They played a key role in the nascent years of Sikhism. They abstain from taking part in the priestly duties usually associated with Brahmins in the Hindu Varna.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit would draw the Brahmin Sikhs of India to receive Christ into their lives.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-06
People Name General Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 96,000
World Population 96,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Baman, Bhagavathulu, Gaur, Pandit, Poonchi Sikh, Punchi Sikh, Sharma, ब्रामिन (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18058
ROP3 Code 113556
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(73,000)
Delhi
(4,700)
Haryana
(4,500)
Rajasthan
(3,800)
Uttar Pradesh
(3,300)
Jammu and Kashmir
(1,800)
Maharashtra
(1,200)
Uttarakhand
(1,100)
Madhya Pradesh
(600)
Chandigarh
(400)
Gujarat
(400)
West Bengal
(300)
Karnataka
(300)
Himachal Pradesh
(300)
Jharkhand
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab (73,000)
  Delhi (4,700)
  Haryana (4,500)
  Rajasthan (3,800)
  Uttar Pradesh (3,300)
  Jammu and Kashmir (1,800)
  Maharashtra (1,200)
  Uttarakhand (1,100)
  Madhya Pradesh (600)
  Chandigarh (400)
  Gujarat (400)
  West Bengal (300)
  Karnataka (300)
  Himachal Pradesh (300)
  Jharkhand (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (76,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(15,000)
Bagri
(2,000)
Dogri
(500)
Haryanvi
(300)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
(300)
Marwari
(200)
Kacchi
(100)
Kumaoni
(100)
Kashmiri
(60)
Shekhawati
(50)
Kangri
(20)
Bilaspuri
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (76,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (15,000)
  Bagri (2,000)
  Dogri (500)
  Haryanvi (300)
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (300)
  Marwari (200)
  Kacchi (100)
  Kumaoni (100)
  Kashmiri (60)
  Shekhawati (50)
  Kangri (20)
  Bilaspuri (10)
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
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 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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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