Singiwala in India

The Singiwala have only been reported in India
Population
8,200
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

Singh, K. S., Ed. People of India: Rajasthan, Anthropological Survey of India, Popular Prakashan, 1998. p. 917 ff.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singiwala


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-25
People Name General Singiwala
People Name in Country Singiwala
Population in India 8,200
World Population 8,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
People ID 18110
ROP3 Code 113614
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Rajasthan
5,200
Haryana
1,300
Delhi
1,300
Punjab
300
Gujarat
60
Chandigarh
20
Telangana
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Rajasthan 5,200
  Haryana 1,300
  Delhi 1,300
  Punjab 300
  Gujarat 60
  Chandigarh 20
  Telangana 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Hindi (3,300 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Marwari
1,400
Dhundari
1,100
Marwari
1,000
Bagri
400
Punjabi, Eastern
400
Merwari
200
Mewari
200
Shekhawati
60
Gujarati
20
Telugu
20
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (3,300 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 1,400
  Dhundari 1,100
  Marwari 1,000
  Bagri 400
  Punjabi, Eastern 400
  Merwari 200
  Mewari 200
  Shekhawati 60
  Gujarati 20
  Telugu 20
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  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.75 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.25 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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