Shenva (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Shenva (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
125,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Shenva are a Scheduled Caste in the state of Gujarat, which entitles them to certain government benefits. They are mainly landless laborers. They make mats and brooms out of leaves of wild date-palm and small ropes from the fiber of hibiscus esculentus. They also remove carcasses and skin them, a very degrading job. The community has clan deities who are worshipped on festivities and during life-cycle ceremonies. Some in the community are followers of Ram Dev Pir.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual things are spiritually discerned, or understood. Please pray the Lord will give these people understanding as the Gospel comes to them.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for workers to come to the Hindu Shenva people, workers who are able to communicate well the good news about Jesus Christ. Pray for their encouragement and protection and provision.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A small number of the Shenva people have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. This is very encouraging. Please pray these Christians will be properly instructed in the ways of Christ, and will live holy lives in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will represent Christ well to their families and friends.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for better employment opportunities for these people. They also need to improve their vocational skills so they will be qualified for these better positions.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shenva (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Shenva (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 125,000
World Population 125,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chenva, Ravat, Sedma, Sedna Shenma, Sendhava, Senva, Senwa, Shenva, Shindhva, Shingadya, Shingdav, Sindhava, शेनवा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18086
ROP3 Code 113587
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 4
Largest States
Gujarat
(122,000)
Rajasthan
(1,800)
Maharashtra
(1,200)
Daman and Diu
(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 4
  Gujarat (122,000)
  Rajasthan (1,800)
  Maharashtra (1,200)
  Daman and Diu (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (113,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(3,000)
Mewari
(700)
Marathi
(400)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (113,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (3,000)
  Mewari (700)
  Marathi (400)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
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: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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