Kamboh (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kamboh (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
504,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

"For sheer tenacity and persistence, nobody can beat the Kambojs," stated M.S. Randhawa, the former Vice Chancellor of Punjab University. Writers have often admired the Kamboj people for their talents as agriculturalists and soldiers. (1)
Centuries ago, the Kamboj people migrated east from what is now Iran into the Indian subcontinent. As time went on, many of them became government officials, though many settled down as farmers. Many who lived in western India adopted Hinduism. Over the years many Kamboj people converted to other religions. They lived in places like Kashmir and Punjab, where Hindu and Muslim armies fought bitterly. Some adopted one of these two religions, but many became Sikhs. There are even a small number of Buddhists and Jains among the Kamboj, but no followers of Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Beliefs?

You can say that they are one of India's most religiously diverse people groups, as well as one of her most competent. Yet as a people, they have not found it in their hearts to submit to the One who yearns to have them become part of His Kingdom. They have remained part of several religions, but few if any have given Jesus a chance to change their lives.


Prayer Points

Pray that these religiously diverse people will turn their backs on religion and embrace the One who wants them for His own. Pray that the Kamboj people will soon bow their knees to Jesus Christ as lord of their lives.


References

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamboj


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-21
People Name General Kamboh (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Kamboh (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 504,000
World Population 504,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11 to 14
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bangwa, Chinde, Jangla, Kambhoj, Kambo, Kambodia Bhagat, Kamboh, Kamboji, Lagle, Langle, Padhe, Pardhan, Pradhan, कंबो (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18124
ROP3 Code 113629
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(385,000)
Haryana
(32,000)
Delhi
(28,000)
Rajasthan
(19,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(14,000)
Uttarakhand
(5,100)
Maharashtra
(4,800)
Chandigarh
(3,200)
Jammu and Kashmir
(3,100)
Madhya Pradesh
(3,000)
Chhattisgarh
(1,800)
Jharkhand
(1,400)
West Bengal
(1,400)
Gujarat
(600)
Odisha
(300)
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab (385,000)
  Haryana (32,000)
  Delhi (28,000)
  Rajasthan (19,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (14,000)
  Uttarakhand (5,100)
  Maharashtra (4,800)
  Chandigarh (3,200)
  Jammu and Kashmir (3,100)
  Madhya Pradesh (3,000)
  Chhattisgarh (1,800)
  Jharkhand (1,400)
  West Bengal (1,400)
  Gujarat (600)
  Odisha (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (430,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(57,000)
Bagri
(8,000)
Haryanvi
(3,900)
Dogri
(1,200)
Marwari
(400)
Kumaoni
(400)
Chhattisgarhi
(300)
Awadhi
(200)
Shekhawati
(100)
Dhundari
(100)
Garhwali
(80)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
(60)
Bilaspuri
(30)
Mandeali
(30)
Pahari, Mahasu
(10)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (430,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (57,000)
  Bagri (8,000)
  Haryanvi (3,900)
  Dogri (1,200)
  Marwari (400)
  Kumaoni (400)
  Chhattisgarhi (300)
  Awadhi (200)
  Shekhawati (100)
  Dhundari (100)
  Garhwali (80)
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (60)
  Bilaspuri (30)
  Mandeali (30)
  Pahari, Mahasu (10)
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
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 (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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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
Unknown
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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