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Mahtam (Hindu traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
138,000 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mahtam (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Mahtam or Rai Sikh speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurumukhi. They are not vegetarians except in the Punjab and eat rice and wheat as cereals. They are Sikhs by religion.

In Haryana the Rai Sikh can speak Hindi too. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Sons inherit the property. They work mainly as laborers, agricultural or otherwise. They believe in education and use family planning.

In Punjab the Rai Sikh are vegetarians. They later decided to follow the teachings of Radha Soami which is not a religion but a science. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home.

In Rajasthan the Rai Sikh are mainly landowners. A committee settles social disputes for them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Rai Sikh to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-09
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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:138,000
Largest States:
Punjab (102,000)Delhi (13,000)
Haryana (10,000)Chandigarh (4,800)
Himachal Pradesh (4,300)Gujarat (3,700)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (30)Daman and Diu (20)
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People Name in Country: Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Rai Sikhमहटाम (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112807
Joshua Project People ID: 17407
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 138,000
Population all Countries: 144,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (93,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (34,000)Bagri (5,000)
Gujarati (2,700)Kangri (1,400)
Mandeali (800)Haryanvi (700)
Pahari, Mahasu (300)Bilaspuri (200)
Bhattiyali (200)Churahi (60)
Total Languages: 11
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2017
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
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 / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
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Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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