Sansi (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sansi (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
58,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

On a world map a 60,000-person village would probably not rate the tiniest of dots to represent it. If those 60,000 people were scattered over a broad range, where would the mapmaker place the dot? And what if these 60,000 people were continually moving from place to place? No dot, no representation, no home, no roots; these 60,000 Sansi people would be nearly invisible to the outside world.

But the Lord Almighty knows every Sansi person, and must surely weep for the desperate and criminal lifestyle they live. Cattle thievery and petty crimes support their families, and living in the shadows of near invisibility suits that existence just fine. However, their victims sometimes become violently angry, and life then becomes dangerous for this criminal nomadic group.

Their language is endangered because they only speak it among themselves, and there are so few of them. They are considered an "untouchable" caste, and government designs to settle them in one place have been thwarted by their continual habit of selling or bartering any land that is given to them.


Prayer Points

* Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit to transform Sansi communities so that they will do productive work rather than stealing.
* Pray that the Lord will call workers as gentle as doves but as sly as foxes to be able to identify with the Sansi Sikhs and share the way to eternal and abundant life with these precious black sheep.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-11
People Name General Sansi (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Sansi (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 58,000
World Population 58,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhedkhut, Kanjarbhatt, Kapadia, Kikan, Manesh, Rihluwala, Sanchia, Sansia, सांसी (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18166
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: 8
Largest States
Punjab (48,000) Rajasthan (7,700) Madhya Pradesh (1,500)
Gujarat (400) Maharashtra (300) Chandigarh (100)
Delhi (60) Uttar Pradesh (40)
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: 8
Punjab (48,000) Rajasthan (7,700)
Madhya Pradesh (1,500) Gujarat (400)
Maharashtra (300) Chandigarh (100)
Delhi (60) Uttar Pradesh (40)

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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (40,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (14,000) Sansi (600) Bagri (400)
Marwari (100) Gujarati
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (40,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (14,000) Sansi (600)
Bagri (400) Marwari (100)
Gujarati
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
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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