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Singiwala in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
22,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Singiwala in India

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Introduction / History
The Singiwala live in Rajasthan in India. The word Singi comes from the Singi pipe that is used to suck blood that is not pure from wounds. Wala means holder. They live in Jaipur and other regions. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are a Scheduled Caste.

The Singiwala are not vegetarians and eat wheat, maize and vegetables. They drink tea and alcohol and smoke too. They are endogamous (preferring to marry within their group) and they class all their clans as being equal. Monogamy is a rule except in cases where the wife cannot have children. Girls marry in their mid to late teens, boys marry up to early twenties. Marriage is arranged through discussion and a dowry is given.

The Singiwala are mainly Hindus but there are some Muslims among them. They are mostly unable to read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

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

Singh, K. S., Ed. People of India: Rajasthan, Anthropological Survey of India, Popular Prakashan, 1998. p. 917 ff.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-25
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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:22,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (19,000)Haryana (1,500)
Delhi (1,100)Punjab (300)
Gujarat (60)Chandigarh (30)
Telangana (20)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Singiwala
People Name General: Singiwala
Alternate People Names:
GyarahJheewar Bengalee
ROP3 Code: 113614
Joshua Project People ID: 18110
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 22,000
Population all Countries: 22,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Singiwala
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marwari (8,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (7,800)Dhundari (1,100)
Mewari (500)Bagri (500)
Punjabi, Eastern (400)Shekhawati (100)
Gujarati (20)Telugu (20)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.82 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.18 % 
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: 1815-1867
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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Singiwala in India

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