The Singiwala live in Rajasthan in India. The word Singi comes from the Singi pipe that is used to suck blood that is not pure from wounds. Wala means holder. They live in Jaipur and other regions. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are a Scheduled Caste.
The Singiwala are not vegetarians and eat wheat, maize and vegetables. They drink tea and alcohol and smoke too. They are endogamous (preferring to marry within their group) and they class all their clans as being equal. Monogamy is a rule except in cases where the wife cannot have children. Girls marry in their mid to late teens, boys marry up to early twenties. Marriage is arranged through discussion and a dowry is given.
The Singiwala are mainly Hindus but there are some Muslims among them. They are mostly unable to read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
* Pray that God will give the Singiwala dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation too.
Singh, K. S., Ed. People of India: Rajasthan, Anthropological Survey of India, Popular Prakashan, 1998. p. 917 ff.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-25|
|People Name General||Singiwala|
|People Name in Country||Singiwala|
|Population in India||7,100|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Giarah, Gihara, Gyarah, Jheewar Bengalee, Kalbaelia, Kanmalia, Kuchband, Kuchiya, Rajbhoi, Singe, Singhi, Singhikat, Singhiwala, Singikant, Singiphoda, Thakur, सिनगीवाला|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (3,100 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hindi|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Hindi Bible stories|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Fathers Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)|