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Ramgarhia in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,200 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ramgarhia in India

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Introduction / History
If you lived in British controlled Kenya in the earlier half of the 20th century, you might think that all Sikhs were moving to Africa! That is because untold numbers of Ramgarhia Sikhs were sent from the Punjab to Africa in the late 1800s to help the British construct railroads. After the completion of the projects, most made their way to England and North America. Today there are only about 5700 Ramgarhia people living in India.
Why were the Ramgarhia recruited to build railroads? It was probably because they are, by caste, builders. In the Punjabi language, "garh" means "stronghold" or "fort." Ramgarhia means "those who construct forts." Despite their reputation for building forts, the Ramgarhia find themselves captive in a spiritual stronghold of half-truths.

What are their beliefs?
Like the people in the early 20th century who might have thought that Sikhs were all moving to Africa, there are people today who have come to the wrong conclusion based on a small part of the whole. Sikhs like the Ramgarhias know God as creator, but they have also adopted a number of faulty views of the spiritual world because of false teachings. Where are the people who will tell them about the One who taught mankind the truth?

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to make agencies aware of the Ramgarhias.
* Ask Him to raise up workers who will tell them about Christ.
* Pray for the hearts of these people to be fertile ground, ready to receive and respond to the free gift of salvation.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-25
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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:6,200
Largest States:
Punjab (4,200)Haryana (1,400)
Rajasthan (400)Chandigarh (200)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ramgarhia
People Name General: Ramgarhia
Alternate People Names:
Ramgadia SikhTarkhan
रंगार्हिया
ROP3 Code: 113424
Joshua Project People ID: 17936
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,200
Population all Countries: 6,200
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - Other
People Name General: Ramgarhia
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (4,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (1,100)Bagri (100)
Haryanvi (70)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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 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
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Ramgarhia in India

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