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Zargar (Muslim traditions) in India

Zargar (Muslim traditions)

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Zargar (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
As late as the 19th century there were reports of highway robbery by the Zargar people, and they had a bad reputation as armed robbers. Their three ancestors probably "migrated" by force to their current homelands in Pakistan and India when three brothers with giftings in goldsmith skills were moved by the Ottoman Empire.

The Zargar people are related to the Romani (Gypsy) peoples through language and culture. Their language, Zargari, is a dialect of Romani.

Where are they located?
Hindu Zargar people live all over northwestern India.

What are their lives like?
Though they once had many clans, the Zargar people have since been simplified as a people. Like other peoples, they do not marry between religious communities, so there is no inter-marriage between Muslim and Hindu Zargars.

What are their beliefs?
Most Zargar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of Zargar Hindus are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
The Zargar peoples, be they Hindu, Muslim or Sikh, need to submit to Jesus Christ, and accept His ways so they can enjoy abundant life and forgiveness of sin.

Prayer Points
Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Zargar people.
Pray for a movement of Zargar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Zargar people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Zargar people.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zargari_people
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/hindu-and-muslim-zargar-people/

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-28
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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:5,600
Largest States:
Jammu and Kashmir (5,600)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Zargar (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Zargar (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ZaganiZangari
Zangianiज़रगर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113179
Joshua Project People ID: 17727
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,600
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Zargar (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Kashmiri (3,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kas    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dogri (400)Urdu (300)
Khowar (200)Gujari (100)
Khah (30)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1813-1954
New Testament:
1813-2000
Complete Bible: 1899-2011
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Forgiver
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
 
 
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