Silawat (Hindu traditions) in India

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

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Kulbandia 2,200

Introduction / History

The word sila means stone and they do stonework and work in agriculture. The Silawat are a scheduled caste who live in Madhya Pradesh. They migrated from Rajasthan, speak Bundelkhandi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Upon the death of the father, sons inherit the family property. The Silawat send their children to school but they have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Silawat people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer abundant life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Silawat (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading to a disciple making movement. * Pray for the Lord to raise up and thrust out workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Silawat (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Silawat (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 69,000
Population all Countries 69,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Changar; Choungar; Jalan; Kulbandia; Pattar; Rajgir; Sangtarash; Seelavantham; Seelavanthula; Seelavanthulu; Seelavathula; Shilawat; Shilivant; Shilwant; Silivant; सिलवट (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18104
ROP3 Code 113607
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 7
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
53,000
Karnataka
12,000
Rajasthan
3,300
Maharashtra
500
Andhra Pradesh
200
Chhattisgarh
70
Goa
50
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 7
  Madhya Pradesh 53,000
  Karnataka 12,000
  Rajasthan 3,300
  Maharashtra 500
  Andhra Pradesh 200
  Chhattisgarh 70
  Goa 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (53,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Kannada
12,000
Merwari
1,100
Mewari
1,100
Marwari
1,000
Malvi
700
Bundeli
500
Telugu
200
Marathi
100
Nimadi
80
Konkani
20
Konkani, Goan
20
Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language Hindi (53,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 12,000
  Merwari 1,100
  Mewari 1,100
  Marwari 1,000
  Malvi 700
  Bundeli 500
  Telugu 200
  Marathi 100
  Nimadi 80
  Konkani 20
  Konkani, Goan 20
  Chhattisgarhi 10
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
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 stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.83 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.14 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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