Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) in India

The Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Mahatam live in Punjab in India. They call themselves Rai Sikh. They speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi. Sikhism is their religion. They are non-vegetarian and eat wheat, maize and rice as cereals.

The Mahatam are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within their group. Divorce is allowed on certain grounds such as adultery and not being able to have children. Marrying again is allowed but not for older widows. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

Many of the Mahatam work in agriculture and laboring and others in government service. Only boys get educated among them. They use modern medicine and family planning.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Mahatam to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-29
People Name General Mazhabi (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Mazhabi (Sikh traditions)
World Population 2,711,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 54
Alternate Names राई (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 20902
ROP3 Code 117667
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
2,404,000
Rajasthan
148,000
Haryana
131,000
Uttar Pradesh
14,000
Chandigarh
2,900
Uttarakhand
2,200
Delhi
2,100
Jammu and Kashmir
1,900
Jharkhand
1,300
Maharashtra
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
800
West Bengal
500
Himachal Pradesh
500
Odisha
200
Bihar
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Punjab 2,404,000
  Rajasthan 148,000
  Haryana 131,000
  Uttar Pradesh 14,000
  Chandigarh 2,900
  Uttarakhand 2,200
  Delhi 2,100
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,900
  Jharkhand 1,300
  Maharashtra 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  West Bengal 500
  Himachal Pradesh 500
  Odisha 200
  Bihar 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,237,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
278,000
Bagri
134,000
Haryanvi
21,000
Marwari
2,500
Shekhawati
1,000
Dogri
60
Kumaoni
40
Kangri
20
Bilaspuri
10
Churahi
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,237,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 278,000
  Bagri 134,000
  Haryanvi 21,000
  Marwari 2,500
  Shekhawati 1,000
  Dogri 60
  Kumaoni 40
  Kangri 20
  Bilaspuri 10
  Churahi 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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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
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 Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
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
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.89 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.10 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.