Sarera (Sikh traditions) in India

The Sarera (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
91,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The term sarera means scutching cotton, which was their traditional occupation. "Scutching" refers to removing impurities such as seeds from raw cotton. They work as agricultural laborers, in road construction, and in small factories. Some are Hindus, and others are Sikhs. Sikhs reject the caste system, but the Hindu Sarera consider themselves superior to other Scheduled Castes in their region.


Ministry Obstacles

Sikhs do not believe in a transcendent God, one who lives apart from his creation. The creator and his creation are inseparable. The way to experience God is through his creation and through meditation.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed as the Lord begins to call the 25 million Sikhs of the world into a saving relationship with himself.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no followers of Jesus among the Sarera people at this time. Please pray for workers to be sent to the Sikh communities of the Punjab and beyond.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sarera people will not be satisfied with their present religion, but will seek the Way, the Truth and the Life: Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sarera (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Sarera (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 91,000
World Population 91,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Sarde, सारेरा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18167
ROP3 Code 113679
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 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
22,000
Delhi
20,000
Uttar Pradesh
19,000
Uttarakhand
7,000
Maharashtra
6,400
Jammu and Kashmir
4,100
Madhya Pradesh
3,500
Punjab
2,200
West Bengal
1,500
Jharkhand
1,400
Chhattisgarh
1,000
Gujarat
800
Chandigarh
500
Odisha
400
Telangana
400
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 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Rajasthan 22,000
  Delhi 20,000
  Uttar Pradesh 19,000
  Uttarakhand 7,000
  Maharashtra 6,400
  Jammu and Kashmir 4,100
  Madhya Pradesh 3,500
  Punjab 2,200
  West Bengal 1,500
  Jharkhand 1,400
  Chhattisgarh 1,000
  Gujarat 800
  Chandigarh 500
  Odisha 400
  Telangana 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (69,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Hindi
18,000
Bagri
2,000
Dogri
600
Marwari
400
Kumaoni
300
Garhwali
200
Kangri
100
Dhundari
100
Gujarati
100
Awadhi
80
Shekhawati
60
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
40
Punjabi, Western
20
Mandeali
10
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (69,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 18,000
  Bagri 2,000
  Dogri 600
  Marwari 400
  Kumaoni 300
  Garhwali 200
  Kangri 100
  Dhundari 100
  Gujarati 100
  Awadhi 80
  Shekhawati 60
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40
  Punjabi, Western 20
  Mandeali 10
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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