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Bazigar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
106,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bazigar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Bazigar of India get their name from rope dancing and acrobatics. They are acrobats. They have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.

The Bazigar in Uttar Pradesh speak Hindi and are not vegetarians. Marrying again is allowed. They are mostly monogamous. Adult marriages by discussion is their way. On the death of the father, the sons get the same inheritance with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are cremated except for very young children who are buried.

In the Punjab, the Bazigar are Sikhs. They speak in Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Bazigar speak Gujarati and Dogri and read and write in Perso-Arabic. They eat wheat, maize and rice.

In Chandigarh they speak Bazigar Boh and Punjabi.

In Haryana, many do government work. The women here are vegetarians. In Himachal Pradesh many work as laborers.

In Delhi, the Bazigar speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Bazigar to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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

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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:106,000
Largest States:
Punjab (86,000)Rajasthan (11,000)
Haryana (7,700)Chandigarh (50)
Delhi (10)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bazigar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Bazigar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Mehdriबाज़ीगर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113551
Joshua Project People ID: 18054
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 106,000
Population all Countries: 106,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - other
People Name General: Bazigar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (77,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (21,000)Bagri (5,200)
Marwari (1,200)Haryanvi (1,000)
Bazigar (700)Shekhawati (500)
Marwari (60)Dhundari (30)
Total Languages: 9
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 % 
Hinduism0.06 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small99.94 % 
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
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: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Bazigar (Sikh traditions) in India

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    South Asia Sikh - other     Asia, South    
      Bazigar (Sikh traditions) India    
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