Rai (Sikh traditions) in India

The Rai (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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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 Rai (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 Rai (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Rai (Sikh traditions)
World Population 119,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names राई (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 20902
ROP3 Code 117667
Country India
Region South Asia
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 2
Largest States
Haryana
119,000
Himachal Pradesh
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Haryana 119,000
  Himachal Pradesh 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (77,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Haryanvi
20,000
Hindi
11,000
Bagri
10,000
Churahi
30
Bilaspuri
20
Kangri
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (77,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Haryanvi 20,000
  Hindi 11,000
  Bagri 10,000
  Churahi 30
  Bilaspuri 20
  Kangri 20
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 (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 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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