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Brahmin (Sikh traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
95,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Gulping down leftover rotis at her cluttered desk, Amita answered the phone which had been ringing off the hook all morning. "I'll be there," she said before she grabbed her bag and rushed down the stairs two steps at a time. Her producer followed close at her heels, soaking in every word she said while she updated him on the story they were chasing. "If we get there soon enough we should be able to catch them as they come out of the supposed 'courtesy call,'" she said rolling her eyes.
Amita Bhatt, a highly educated and motivated Brahmin Sikh woman, has risen to the top of her profession through her toughness and hard work. Her ability to sniff a story out of thin air has caused her to be known as Punjab's premiere journalist. Brahmin Sikhs like Amita Bhatt have a fierce sense of duty compounded with an aptitude for achievement, which has made them an integral part of the success story of modern India.

What are their lives like?
The Brahmin Sikh community of India is believed to have originated from the Gandhara Region, an ancient kingdom located in what is now northern Pakistan. They played a key role in the nascent years of Sikhism. They abstain from taking part in the priestly duties usually associated with Brahmins in the Hindu Varna.

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Pray that the Holy Spirit would draw the Brahmin Sikhs of India to receive Christ into their lives.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-06
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:95,000
Largest States:
Punjab (73,000)Delhi (4,700)
Haryana (4,500)Uttar Pradesh (3,300)
Rajasthan (3,000)Jammu and Kashmir (1,800)
Maharashtra (1,200)Uttarakhand (1,100)
Madhya Pradesh (600)Chandigarh (400)
Total States on file:21
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Poonchi SikhPunchi Sikh
Sharmaब्रामिन (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113556
Joshua Project People ID: 18058
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 95,000
Population all Countries: 95,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (76,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (15,000)Bagri (1,900)
Dogri (500)Haryanvi (300)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (300)Marwari (100)
Kacchi (100)Kumaoni (100)
Kashmiri (60)Shekhawati (50)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 13
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart (
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSikh Contextual Gathering ( ...
Film / VideoSikh Punjabi Music Video (
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Brahmin (Sikh traditions) in India

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