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Kamboh (Sikh traditions) in India

Kamboh (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
586,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kamboh (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
"For sheer tenacity and persistence, nobody can beat the Kambojs," stated M.S. Randhawa, the former Vice Chancellor of Punjab University. Writers have often admired the Kamboj people for their talents as agriculturalists and soldiers. (1)
Centuries ago, the Kamboj people migrated east from what is now Iran into the Indian subcontinent. As time went on, many of them became government officials, though many settled down as farmers. Many who lived in western India adopted Hinduism. Over the years many Kamboj people converted to other religions. They lived in places like Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, where Hindu and Muslim armies fought bitterly. Some adopted one of these two religions, but many became Sikhs. There are even a small number of Buddhists and Jains among the Kamboj, but no followers of Jesus Christ.

What are their beliefs?
You can say that they are one of India's most religiously diverse people groups, as well as one of her most competent. Yet as a people, they have not found it in their hearts to submit to the One who yearns to have them become part of His Kingdom. They have remained part of several religions, but few if any have given Jesus a chance to change their lives.

Prayer Points
Pray that these religiously diverse people will turn their backs on religion and embrace the One who wants them for His own. Pray that the Kamboj people will soon bow their knees to Jesus Christ as lord of their lives.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-21
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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:586,000
Largest States:
Punjab (451,000)Haryana (37,000)
Delhi (30,000)Rajasthan (19,000)
Uttar Pradesh (15,000)Uttarakhand (6,000)
Maharashtra (5,700)Chandigarh (3,700)
Jammu and Kashmir (3,700)Madhya Pradesh (3,400)
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People Name in Country: Kamboh (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Kamboh (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KamboKambodia Bhagat
Pradhanकंबो (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113629
Joshua Project People ID: 18124
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 586,000
Population all Countries: 586,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - other
People Name General: Kamboh (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (426,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (58,000)Bagri (7,700)
Haryanvi (3,800)Dogri (1,200)
Kumaoni (400)Marwari (400)
Chhattisgarhi (300)Awadhi (200)
Shekhawati (100)Dhundari (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
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:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Kamboh (Sikh traditions) in India

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    South Asia Sikh - other     Asia, South    
      Kamboh (Sikh traditions) India    
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      Other / Small     Punjabi, Eastern  
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