Brahmin, Kashmiri Pandit in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin, Kashmiri Pandit only in India
Population
726,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kashmiri Pandit in Jammu and Kashmir of India speak mostly Kashmiri but can speak Hindi and Urdu too. They read and write in Devanagari and in Perso-Arabic. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice as their main cereal. Marrying away from their ethnic group does not happen very often. They believe in adult marriages now. They are monogamous and dowries are given. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. There are birth, marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated. There are Hindus and Muslims among them. Most do not own land and work in government and professional work such as doctors.

The Kashmiri Pandit in Uttar Pradesh speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are well educated and use family planning. They do government and private work and some of them are self-employed.

In Delhi the Kashmiri Pandit worship Shiva as their main god. There are marriages with other communities among them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Kashmiri Pandit dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahmin, Kashmiri Pandit
People Name in Country Brahmin, Kashmiri Pandit
Population in India 726,000
World Population 726,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Banamasi, Batta, Kashmiri Pandit, Malamasi, Pandit, Pant, Purana Kashmiri Pandit, Purohit, Sharma, Taza Kashmiri Pandit, ब्रामिन, कश्मीरी पंडित
People ID 19955
ROP3 Code 115731
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 13
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
(512,000)
Delhi
(150,000)
Maharashtra
(22,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(18,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(11,000)
Punjab
(6,100)
Gujarat
(4,300)
Chandigarh
(3,300)
Uttar Pradesh
(300)
Uttarakhand
(200)
Jharkhand
(40)
West Bengal
(40)
Rajasthan
(40)
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 13
  Jammu and Kashmir (512,000)
  Delhi (150,000)
  Maharashtra (22,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (18,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (11,000)
  Punjab (6,100)
  Gujarat (4,300)
  Chandigarh (3,300)
  Uttar Pradesh (300)
  Uttarakhand (200)
  Jharkhand (40)
  West Bengal (40)
  Rajasthan (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kashmiri (405,000 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Dogri
(234,000)
Hindi
(54,000)
Bhadrawahi
(2,500)
Ladakhi
(500)
Chambeali
(70)
People Groups Speaking Kashmiri
Primary Language Kashmiri (405,000 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Dogri (234,000)
  Hindi (54,000)
  Bhadrawahi (2,500)
  Ladakhi (500)
  Chambeali (70)
People Groups Speaking Kashmiri

Primary Language:  Kashmiri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1813-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1813-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1899-2005)
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 General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kashmiri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Forgiver (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
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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