Mahtam (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mahtam (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
655,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Most of the Mahtam Sikh (or Rai Sikh) in the Punjab are migrants from Pakistan. They claim to have 36 clans (gotras), including the Goge, Sarari, Kachure, Badwal, Book and Hakwan. The traditional occupations of the Mahtam Sikh were farming, hunting wild boars, fishing and liquor distillation. Today they are primarily farmers, but many are engaged in other trades as well. They maintain cordial relationships with the scheduled castes and other artisan and service castes of the nearby villages. Many now follow the religious teachings of a man named Radha Soami, which has led to less alcoholism and more vegetarianism.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of workers able to carry the Gospel message accurately is an ongoing problem throughout South Asia.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Gospel will be proclaimed widely and effectively via Gospel radio in the Punjabi languages spoken in Punjab state and beyond.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may well be no followers of Jesus today among the Mahtam people, although it is possible there are believers who are not evident. Please pray for these and many others who will soon come to know Christ as savior and lord. There are a number of former Sikhs in Punjab who are now Christians.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Punjab is the only state in India where Sikhs are in the majority. Please pray for a movement of God's Spirit throughout this state. There are encouraging developments already.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-03
People Name General Mahtam (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Mahtam (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 655,000
World Population 655,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mahatma, Matheran, Mohtam, Rai Sikh, महटाम (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18131
ROP3 Code 113638
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (524,000) Haryana (30,000) Delhi (26,000)
Rajasthan (25,000) Uttar Pradesh (19,000) Maharashtra (7,400)
Uttarakhand (7,100) Madhya Pradesh (3,900) Jammu and Kashmir (2,900)
Chandigarh (2,500) West Bengal (1,700) Jharkhand (1,600)
Himachal Pradesh (1,100) Chhattisgarh (1,000) Gujarat (900)
Odisha (400) Telangana (400) Bihar (300)
Tamil Nadu (300) Karnataka (200)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24  (only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (524,000) Haryana (30,000)
Delhi (26,000) Rajasthan (25,000)
Uttar Pradesh (19,000) Maharashtra (7,400)
Uttarakhand (7,100) Madhya Pradesh (3,900)
Jammu and Kashmir (2,900) Chandigarh (2,500)
West Bengal (1,700) Jharkhand (1,600)
Himachal Pradesh (1,100) Chhattisgarh (1,000)
Gujarat (900) Odisha (400)
Telangana (400) Bihar (300)
Tamil Nadu (300) Karnataka (200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (539,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (73,000) Bagri (8,900) Haryanvi (3,400)
Dogri (600) Kumaoni (300) Kangri (200)
Garhwali (100) Dhundari (100) Awadhi (80)
Gujarati (40) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (40) Mandeali
Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (539,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (73,000) Bagri (8,900)
Haryanvi (3,400) Dogri (600)
Kumaoni (300) Kangri (200)
Garhwali (100) Dhundari (100)
Awadhi (80) Gujarati (40)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (40) Mandeali (10)
Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible 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 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 Panjabi, 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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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