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Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) in India

Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
698,000 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Jhinwar peoples have been associated with boating, fishing and carrying water. Others milled grain for a living.

Where are they located?
The Hindu Jhinwar people live in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, two states in northern India.

What are their lives like?
The Jhinwar people are considered to be either Other Backward Castes (OBGs) or a Scheduled caste. These are both low status groups.

Recently, they have entered stone-cutting, agriculture, and the road-building professions. Education is not a priority for this people group, although the younger generations are being exposed to new ways that will require more education. Changes for this people group are on the horizon.

What are their beliefs?
The Jhinwar people can be Muslim, Sikh or Hindu. Low status Hindus are usually pragmatic about their beliefs, performing rituals and doing the deeds that they believe will give them favor and protect them from punishment by the gods.

What are their needs?
No matter what religious affiliation they have, Jhinwar people need to make Christ central to their identity. He needs to be the one they trust.

Prayer Points
Pray that God's Holy Spirit will open new doors in hearts to positive change among the Jhinwar people.
Pray for the Jhinwar people to have a Holy Spirit driven hunger for spiritual truth that will drive them to the Lord.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out new workers who will lovingly stick with these people until they have a church planting movement.
Pray for a disciple-making movement to sweep through Jhinwar communities.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-23
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:698,000
Largest States:
Punjab (263,000)Haryana (184,000)
Delhi (112,000)Jammu and Kashmir (56,000)
Himachal Pradesh (53,000)Chandigarh (16,000)
Uttar Pradesh (1,800)Rajasthan (1,000)
Uttarakhand (30)West Bengal (10)
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People Name in Country: Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Kashyab RajputKashyap Rajput
Mehreझींवर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112336
Joshua Project People ID: 17010
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 698,000
Population all Countries: 700,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (252,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (243,000)Dogri (28,000)
Haryanvi (25,000)Kangri (23,000)
Mandeali (5,600)Bilaspuri (4,900)
Kashmiri (3,500)Bagri (2,500)
Chambeali (900)Bhattiyali (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 13
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) in India

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