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Bajgar in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,500 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bajgar in India

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Introduction / History
Shahina gracefully practiced her rope dance while her brother juggled and her sister prepared her leaves and stones for fortune telling. Today they would go to the outskirts of their camp where five prominent family heads would sit in judgment over disputes in the clan. Shahina's family would entertain observers at a distance from the court in the old traditional ways.

Where are they located?
The Bajigar people were nomads in what is now Pakistan until the 1947 Partition when they moved to India to escape violent Muslims. Now they work mostly in manual and agricultural jobs to contribute to the family income.

What are their lives like?
The Bajigars have a unique method of communication made of a network of messengers and information spreads quickly throughout their extended families and clans.

What are their beliefs?
While Sikh Bajigars hold themselves apart from their Hindu neighbors, their religion is an enigma since many worship the Hindu gods, yet follow the prayers and rituals of Sikh gurus.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the truth of the gospel will spread like a fire throughout Bajigar communities.
* Pray that the Lord will raise up workers to work this untouched field and bring the spark of God's truth to start a holy flame of salvation for the Bajigar people.
* Pray that the veil will be removed from the spiritual eyes of the Bajigar people.
* Ask God to deliver them from sorcery and other forms of twisted spirituality, and replace it with a healthy fear of the Living God.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-10
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,500
Largest States:
Rajasthan (1,100)Maharashtra (400)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bajgar
People Name General: Bajgar
Alternate People Names:
BajigarBajkani
बजगार
ROP3 Code: 111428
Joshua Project People ID: 16301
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,500
Population all Countries: 1,500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Bajgar
Ethnic Code: CNN25o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bagri (400)Marwari (300)
Dhundari (200)Konkani (50)
Shekhawati (50)Mewari (40)
Haroti: Harauti (20)Merwari (20)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism94.59 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small5.41 % 
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:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
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: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
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 MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bajgar in India

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