Nai (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Nai (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
339,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Nai means a barber. The traditional occupation of this caste was hair cutting. Nai Sikh is a well-respected caste in Punjab and they are called Raja (king) Sikhs there. They appear in the Backward Category (BC) in the Indian caste system. Today most of the people of this caste are not barbers. They are doctors, engineers, farmers, teachers, drivers and government workers. They are very hard-working people.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Nai ( Raja ) Sikhs live in Punjab. They also live and work in abroad in countries like USA, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They Live in villages as well as in urban areas. They are friendly with the Jat, Tarkhan, Jheer and Kumhar communities. All of these participate in each other's important celebrations like marriages and birthdays. Some surnames belonging to the Nai Sikh caste are Bhanghu, Jassi, Jassy, Katri, Manju, Kalsi, Dhami, Salopal, Rajnwal and Mann.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in the Sikh religion and they always look to and remember Waheguru, the supreme being in their belief system.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nai (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Nai (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 339,000
World Population 339,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7 to 9
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Aduthon, Amrewal, Arayavati, Awadhia, Bammeru, Banbiro, Banvaru, Bhandari, Dhanwal, Didhia, Ghaijo, Hajam, Hajjam, Hazam, Jadowal, Jallan, Juvwa, Kaikan, Kaila, Kaith, Kalseru Navaliga, Kanaujia, Karagar, Kawa, Kelashi, Kelasi, Kelasi Mhali, Khalasi, Khalipha, Khawas, Khurakar, Kshaurak, Kuleen, Kuleen Brahman, Kuleen Brahmin, Mangala, Matkos, Matwal, Nabhik, Nadig, Naia, Naiya, Naland, Napit, Narasundar, Navaliga, Navid, Naya, Nayeebrahman, Nayinda, Nhavi, Niaria, Osta, Panwar, Paramanik, Raja, Rajaji, Rajwan, Sanmukh, Sen Samaj, Shil, Thakur, Ustadji, Valand, Valand Nadig, Varik, Vavdichaksi, नई (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18137
ROP3 Code 113644
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
(266,000)
Haryana
(23,000)
Rajasthan
(11,000)
Delhi
(9,900)
Uttar Pradesh
(9,500)
Uttarakhand
(3,800)
Maharashtra
(3,800)
Madhya Pradesh
(2,500)
Jammu and Kashmir
(2,000)
Chandigarh
(1,500)
Gujarat
(900)
Chhattisgarh
(800)
Jharkhand
(800)
Himachal Pradesh
(800)
West Bengal
(700)
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 (266,000)
  Haryana (23,000)
  Rajasthan (11,000)
  Delhi (9,900)
  Uttar Pradesh (9,500)
  Uttarakhand (3,800)
  Maharashtra (3,800)
  Madhya Pradesh (2,500)
  Jammu and Kashmir (2,000)
  Chandigarh (1,500)
  Gujarat (900)
  Chhattisgarh (800)
  Jharkhand (800)
  Himachal Pradesh (800)
  West Bengal (700)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (277,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(41,000)
Bagri
(5,600)
Haryanvi
(2,100)
Dogri
(300)
Kumaoni
(200)
Kangri
(100)
Garhwali
(100)
Bilaspuri
(30)
Maithili
(20)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (277,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (41,000)
  Bagri (5,600)
  Haryanvi (2,100)
  Dogri (300)
  Kumaoni (200)
  Kangri (100)
  Garhwali (100)
  Bilaspuri (30)
  Maithili (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
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 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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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