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Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
412,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Jhinwar are also called Jheewar and live in northern India. Many speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.

In Haryana, the Jhinwar Sikh live in the Pipali region of Kurukshetra. They speak Haryanvi or Punjabi and read and write in Devanagari or Gurrmukhi. Some of them are vegetarians and some are not. They are endogamous and have adult marriages. They practice monogamy. Widows carry water and do agricultural work. Most of the Jhinwar are now laborers. They have Agurudwara Granthi for leading worship. Basket work is the craft done by them.

In Punjab there are Jhinwar Sikhs. Divorce and widows marrying again is not looked on favorably. They trade in fish and mutton. Many work in industry. They believe in education and use family planning.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Jhinwar Sikhs to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will help point them to salvation.

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

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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:412,000
Largest States:
Punjab (329,000)Haryana (20,000)
Delhi (15,000)Rajasthan (12,000)
Uttar Pradesh (12,000)Uttarakhand (4,400)
Chandigarh (4,100)Maharashtra (4,100)
Jammu and Kashmir (3,200)Madhya Pradesh (2,400)
Total States on file:22
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People Name in Country: Jhinwar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Jhinwar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KaharKashyab Rajput
ROP3 Code: 113627
Joshua Project People ID: 18122
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 412,000
Population all Countries: 412,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Jhinwar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (342,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (56,000)Bagri (6,600)
Haryanvi (2,300)Dogri (700)
Marwari (400)Kumaoni (300)
Shekhawati (300)Kangri (200)
Garhwali (200)Awadhi (80)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
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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