Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) in India

The Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Jhinwar are also called Jheewar and live in northern India. Many speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.

In Haryana, the Jhinwar Sikh live in the Pipali region of Kurukshetra. They speak Haryanvi or Punjabi and read and write in Devanagari or Gurrmukhi. Some of them are vegetarians and some are not. They are endogamous and have adult marriages. They practice monogamy. Widows carry water and do agricultural work. Most of the Jhinwar are now laborers. They have Agurudwara Granthi for leading worship. Basket work is the craft done by them.

In Punjab there are Jhinwar Sikhs. Divorce and widows marrying again is not looked on favorably. They trade in fish and mutton. Many work in industry. They believe in education and use family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Jhinwar Sikhs to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will help point them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Jhinwar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Jhinwar (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 414,000
World Population 414,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Atlas, Bidran, Bire, Chitre, Daurha, Dhimar, Dhinwar, Dora, Dorha, Duglan, Jheevar, Jhewar, Jhiwar, Jimar, Kahar, Kashyab Rajput, Kirnal, Lamsar, Malri, Mashki, Radhav, Tala, झींवर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18122
ROP3 Code 113627
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
331,000
Haryana
20,000
Delhi
15,000
Rajasthan
12,000
Uttar Pradesh
12,000
Uttarakhand
4,400
Chandigarh
4,100
Maharashtra
4,100
Jammu and Kashmir
3,200
Madhya Pradesh
2,400
Jharkhand
1,200
West Bengal
1,100
Chhattisgarh
900
Himachal Pradesh
800
Gujarat
500
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 331,000
  Haryana 20,000
  Delhi 15,000
  Rajasthan 12,000
  Uttar Pradesh 12,000
  Uttarakhand 4,400
  Chandigarh 4,100
  Maharashtra 4,100
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,200
  Madhya Pradesh 2,400
  Jharkhand 1,200
  West Bengal 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 900
  Himachal Pradesh 800
  Gujarat 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (342,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Hindi
56,000
Bagri
6,600
Haryanvi
2,300
Dogri
700
Marwari
400
Kumaoni
300
Shekhawati
300
Kangri
200
Garhwali
200
Kashmiri
80
Awadhi
80
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
40
Bilaspuri
20
Dhundari
20
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (342,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 56,000
  Bagri 6,600
  Haryanvi 2,300
  Dogri 700
  Marwari 400
  Kumaoni 300
  Shekhawati 300
  Kangri 200
  Garhwali 200
  Kashmiri 80
  Awadhi 80
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40
  Bilaspuri 20
  Dhundari 20
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
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 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
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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