Nai (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Nai (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
342,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 342,000
World Population 342,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
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, 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 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (268,000) Haryana (24,000) Rajasthan (11,000)
Delhi (9,900) Uttar Pradesh (9,700) Maharashtra (4,200)
Uttarakhand (3,900) Madhya Pradesh (2,500) Jammu and Kashmir (2,000)
Chandigarh (1,500) Chhattisgarh (800) Himachal Pradesh (800)
Jharkhand (800) Gujarat (700) West Bengal (700)
Bihar (500) Odisha (300) Karnataka (300)
Tamil Nadu (300) Telangana (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 (268,000) Haryana (24,000)
Rajasthan (11,000) Delhi (9,900)
Uttar Pradesh (9,700) Maharashtra (4,200)
Uttarakhand (3,900) Madhya Pradesh (2,500)
Jammu and Kashmir (2,000) Chandigarh (1,500)
Chhattisgarh (800) Himachal Pradesh (800)
Jharkhand (800) Gujarat (700)
West Bengal (700) Bihar (500)
Odisha (300) Karnataka (300)
Tamil Nadu (300) Telangana (200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (278,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (41,000) Bagri (5,600) Haryanvi (2,200)
Dogri (300) Kumaoni (200) Kangri (100)
Garhwali (100) Bilaspuri (30) Maithili (20)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (278,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (41,000) Bagri (5,600)
Haryanvi (2,200) Dogri (300)
Kumaoni (200) Kangri (100)
Garhwali (100) Bilaspuri (30)
Maithili (20)
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 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 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
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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