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Sikligar (Hindu traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
81,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sikligar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Sikligar people are weapon polishers by tradition. The word Saiqai, which is related to their name, means a "polisher." Sikligars say they were once Rajputs.

Where are they located?
Sikligar people live in Gujarat and Haryana states.

What are their lives like?
Sikligar people are blacksmiths who sharpen knives and agricultural tools using child labor. Their main work is metal polishing and repairing damaged metal tools. They also make spades and iron baskets. Some are farmers who breed poultry and cattle.
They live in huts near the towns. Others live a nomadic lifestyle since towns don't always need full-time blacksmiths.
Sikligar people speak Hindi with those who are not in their community. They read and write in Devanagari.

They marry within their own community. Families and clans are important to them.

What are their beliefs?
They follow Hinduism in Gujarat. In Haryana they are Sikhs.

What are their needs?
Adequate visual, audio and written Bible resources are available in the Hindi language, which Sikligar people speak, but they are still an unreached people group. Who will reach them?
Their most important need is to understand that their good works and worship of false gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and that Almighty Creator God has made a provision for them through His son, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for workers to go as His ambassadors to Sikligar communities to lead them to saving knowledge of the Almighty God who offers provision for the penalty of their sins through Jesus Christ.
* Ask Almighty God to raise up entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God and represent His Kingdom here on earth.

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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:81,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (39,000)Haryana (13,000)
Karnataka (11,000)Gujarat (4,900)
Delhi (4,800)Punjab (3,900)
Himachal Pradesh (1,400)Rajasthan (500)
Bihar (400)Chhattisgarh (200)
Total States on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sikligar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Sikligar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BhandelaKamgar
KammagarKarinagar
KotariKottari
KottaryKuchband
LoharLuhar
MahaliyaMalvia
PanchalPhulguria
SaikalgarSaiqalgar
ROP3 Code: 113604
Joshua Project People ID: 18101
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 81,000
Population all Countries: 81,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Sikligar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (56,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (7,100)Gujarati (5,100)
Punjabi, Eastern (4,900)Tulu (2,300)
Haryanvi (1,500)Konkani, Goan (1,200)
Bagri (500)Nimadi (400)
Pahari, Mahasu (200)Malvi (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 20
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.81 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.19 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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