Nai (Sikh traditions) in India

The Nai (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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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 328,000
World Population 328,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
259,000
Haryana
22,000
Rajasthan
9,200
Uttar Pradesh
9,200
Delhi
8,800
Maharashtra
3,700
Uttarakhand
3,700
Madhya Pradesh
2,400
Jammu and Kashmir
2,000
Chandigarh
1,400
Gujarat
900
Chhattisgarh
800
Himachal Pradesh
800
West Bengal
700
Jharkhand
700
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 259,000
  Haryana 22,000
  Rajasthan 9,200
  Uttar Pradesh 9,200
  Delhi 8,800
  Maharashtra 3,700
  Uttarakhand 3,700
  Madhya Pradesh 2,400
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,000
  Chandigarh 1,400
  Gujarat 900
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Himachal Pradesh 800
  West Bengal 700
  Jharkhand 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (275,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
41,000
Bagri
5,600
Haryanvi
2,100
Dogri
300
Kumaoni
200
Kangri
100
Garhwali
100
Marwari
80
Bilaspuri
30
Maithili
20
Punjabi, Western
20
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (275,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 41,000
  Bagri 5,600
  Haryanvi 2,100
  Dogri 300
  Kumaoni 200
  Kangri 100
  Garhwali 100
  Marwari 80
  Bilaspuri 30
  Maithili 20
  Punjabi, Western 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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