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Sikligar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
81,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sikligar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Sikligar have been weapon polishers by tradition and the word Saiqai which is related to their name means a polisher. They are nomads and can be found living near the towns. Their nomadic lifestyle could be an obstacle to the gospel message. The Sikligar say they were Rajputs. They speak Gujarati and marry within their group. They have clans.

The Sikligar who live in Gujarat sharpen things such as knives and agricultural tools. They use child labor and have financial problems.

The Sikligar in Haryana speak Haryanvi. They live in Hissar, Rohtak and other regions. They live near to the towns and many of them live in huts. The main work they do is metal polishing. They also make spades and iron baskets for example. A few are farmers who breed poultry and cattle.

The Sikligar speak Hindi with those who are not in their community and they read and write in Devanagari. They love milk and dairy products too.

Where are they located?
The Sikligar Hindu of India live in Gujarat and also in Haryana.

What are their beliefs?
They follow Hinduism in Gujarat while in Haryana there are also Sikhs.

Prayer Points
* Pray that financial hardships will lead the Sikligar to Jesus Christ and that they will stop using child labor.
* Pray that the Bible, the Jesus Film and gospel recordings will help to lead them to Salvation.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-15
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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:81,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (39,000)Haryana (13,000)
Karnataka (11,000)Gujarat (5,100)
Delhi (4,800)Punjab (3,800)
Himachal Pradesh (1,400)Rajasthan (500)
Bihar (400)Chhattisgarh (200)
Total States on file:14
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sikligar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Sikligar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113604
Joshua Project People ID: 18101
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 81,000
Population all Countries: 81,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Sikligar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (56,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (7,100)Gujarati (5,300)
Punjabi, Eastern (4,700)Tulu (2,300)
Haryanvi (1,500)Konkani, Goan (1,200)
Bagri (500)Pahari, Mahasu (200)
Malvi (200)Marwari (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.82 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.18 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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