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Arain (Sikh traditions) in India

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23,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Arain (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Arain are a land-owning, agricultural caste that live in north India and Pakistan. The Arain caste is made up of Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus. Some Hindu and Muslim Arain became Sikhs in the reform movement of Guru Nanak Dev in the 15th century. During the colonial period the British favored the Arain as they considered them hard working and disciplined. Today, the Sikh Arain still own large tracts of farmland.

The main language of the Sikh Arain is Eastern Punjabi. Many of them also speak Hindu, English and local languages. Many Christian resources are available in Eastern Punjabi including a complete Bible and the JESUS Film.

Where are they located?
The Sikh Arain people live in Punjab and Uttarakhand states in northern India.

What are their lives like?
The Sikh Arain have used the wealth from their land holdings to provide university educations for their sons and daughters. Many Sikhs have pursued law, politics and government administration. Many of the highest government officials in the Punjabi state have been members or the Sikh Arain.

Monogamy or marriage to one person is the norm among Sikhs. Sikh women enjoy a higher status than most women in India. Sikhs tend to be quite devoted to their family and fellow Sikhs.

The Sikhs are most concentrated in Punjab, their homeland. However, you will find smaller numbers of Sikhs all over the world. Many of the best Indian restaurants in the West are owned and operated by Sikhs.

What are their beliefs?
Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev as a reform movement. He rejected the Hindu caste system, taught that all people were equal and that all have equal access to God. The Sikh God is formless, without gender and is to be found in everyone. One gets closer to God by living a good life and by practicing charity. Like Hindus, Sikhs believe in reincarnation and the law of karma; you reap what you sow in your previous life. Like Muslims, the Sikhs worship only one God.

One may recognize a Sikh man by his distinctive turban. All the 10 great Sikh gurus wore turbans. Sikh teaching mandates that a person not cut his or her hair. They read and study their holy book, the Granth Sahib, which is a collection of hymns.

What are their needs?
The Sikh Arain need to see that no religious system will get them right with God. The Arain need to see Christianity lived out before them in practical ways. The Arain must understand that coming to Christ will not destroy their families and culture.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Sikh Arain people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Arain families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Arain families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Arain family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


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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:23,000
Largest States:
Punjab (18,000)Delhi (2,100)
Haryana (1,000)Chandigarh (900)
Uttarakhand (100)
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People Name in Country: Arain (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Arain (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Rainआरायण (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113670
Joshua Project People ID: 18158
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 23,000
Population all Countries: 23,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - other
People Name General: Arain (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (2,300)Saraiki (300)
Bagri (200)Punjabi, Western (60)
Total Languages: 5
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
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Arain (Sikh traditions) in India

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