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Kalwar Jaiswal in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
951,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kalwar Jaiswal in India

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Introduction / History
The Jaiswal of Delhi are mainly Hindus. They eat wheat and rice. Marriages are usually by discussion and a dowry is given. Marrying again is allowed. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Business and trading is their main work. They believe in education, modern medicine and family planning.

In Rajasthan the Jaiswal follow the Jainism religion. They speak Khadiboli and Marwari and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians. Divorce and widows marrying again are not allowed.

In Madhya Pradesh, Jainism is the religion they follow. They speak Hindi.
Widows get some of the property.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Jaiswal dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.

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:951,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (531,000)Bihar (248,000)
Chhattisgarh (86,000)Madhya Pradesh (43,000)
Jharkhand (41,000)Uttarakhand (1,000)
Total States on file:7
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kalwar Jaiswal
People Name General: Kalwar Jaiswal
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 117973
Joshua Project People ID: 21150
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 951,000
Population all Countries: 957,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General: Kalwar Jaiswal
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (645,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (168,000)Chhattisgarhi (56,000)
Awadhi (30,000)Maithili (23,000)
Magahi (10,000)Kanauji (10,000)
Bagheli (4,100)Bengali (1,500)
Bundeli (1,200)Bhatri (600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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: 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 / VideoFathers 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: View in Hindi
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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