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Jingar in India

Jingar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
52,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jingar in India

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Introduction / History
The 50,000 Jingar people obtained their name from the word jins, meaning "saddle." This is a reference to their traditional occupation of making saddles for horses and camels. According to their oral tradition, these scheduled caste members were once part of one of the Rajput (Kshatriya) communities until an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu tried to rid the world of this community.

Where are they located?
The Jingars live primarily in India's western states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

What are their lives like?
The Jingars speak Marwari, a Rajasthani Hindi dialect. They still make saddles, but many of them also make embroidered shoes. A few of them also work in agriculture. They sell their goods in the market. Often their children work. They would like to save money to get ahead, but they seldom can make ends meet financially.

They obtain their mates through family negotiations. Their marriages are monogamous unless the wife is barren. They can live in either join or nuclear families.

What are their beliefs?
This people group is 100 percent Hindu. They worship Hindu gods as their patron deities. They go to shamans from other communities to be "treated" for ailments and sicknesses.

What are their needs?
Christ's ambassadors can help them develop their economy so they don't have to live in dire poverty. There are plenty of Christian materials in Marwari that can be distributed to them. However, Rajasthan, where most of them live, is a very difficult place even for Indian missionaries to go.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Christ's ambassadors to find their way into many Jingar communities with Marwari materials.
* Pray for Jingar elders and decision makers to have dreams and visions of the sovereign Christ.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the things of Christ.
* Pray for Christ to heal them in such a way that they no longer put their faith in shamans.

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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:52,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (37,000)Karnataka (6,300)
Maharashtra (5,600)Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Gujarat (1,000)Chhattisgarh (300)
Andhra Pradesh (100)Odisha (20)
Total States on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jingar
People Name General: Jingar
Alternate People Names:
Agna Somvanshi KshatriyaArya Somvansi Kshatriya
ChamarChitragar
ChitrakarChittari
DajriDalsingar
DalsingerDigwan
GingraJeenigarlu
JiglurKarajkar
KaranjkarLohar
ROP3 Code: 112342
Joshua Project People ID: 17013
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 52,000
Population all Countries: 52,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajasthan
People Name General: Jingar
Ethnic Code: CNN25o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marwari (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (15,000)Marathi (7,300)
Kannada (4,700)Mewari (4,500)
Merwari (1,400)Dhundari (1,200)
Haroti: Harauti (800)Gujarati (300)
Bagri (200)Shekhawati (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.66 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.34 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1815-1867
New Testament:
1820-1821
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / VideoRavi's Way (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWelcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Jingar in India

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