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Gujar (Sikh traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
47,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gujar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
No one would dare say anything bad to the man wearing the turban as he walked down the busy street in New Delhi. Everyone knew he was a Sikh from the Gujjar people group. The Gujjars had always been fierce warriors, especially those who converted to the Sikh religion. They once ruled a large part of India. The western state of Gujarat was named after them.
The Gujjars took part in the 1857 mutiny that nearly drove the British out of India, and they nearly made that rebellion succeed. After the mutiny, the British colonialists labeled them a "criminal tribe."

No one knows where the Gujjars came from. Some experts believe they are an offshoot of the Khazar people of Central Asia. Others believe they are an offshoot of the Huns that invaded India centuries ago.

What are their beliefs?
The Gujjars were all Hindus at one time, but later some of them converted to Islam and Sikhism. Right now there are few, if any, followers of Jesus Christ among the Gujjars who come from a Sikh background.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to break the hold that the Sikh religion has on the Gujjars of India.
* May this people group realize that Jesus Christ is the only true source of salvation.
* Pray for the start of culturally sensitive gospel TV and radio broadcasts in languages that the Gujjar people can understand.
* May God raise up faithful workers to reach out to this people group.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-28
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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:47,000
Largest States:
Punjab (27,000)Haryana (11,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (2,400)Uttar Pradesh (1,500)
Rajasthan (1,200)Delhi (900)
Himachal Pradesh (700)Uttarakhand (700)
Madhya Pradesh (600)Maharashtra (300)
Total States on file:18
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gujar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Gujar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ChaudhariGujar
Gurjarगुजर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113579
Joshua Project People ID: 18078
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 47,000
Population all Countries: 47,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Gujar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (40,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (5,400)Haryanvi (900)
Kangri (200)Bagri (100)
Mewari (70)Dogri (60)
Kumaoni (40)Garhwali (30)
Marwari (20)Merwari (10)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
   
 
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
 
 
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
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv ...
Film / VideoSikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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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