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Sarera (Sikh traditions) in India

Sarera (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
106,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sarera (Sikh traditions) in India

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The term sarera means scutching cotton, which was their traditional occupation. "Scutching" refers to removing impurities such as seeds from raw cotton. They work as agricultural laborers, in road construction, and in small factories. Some are Hindus, and others are Sikhs. Sikhs reject the caste system, but the Hindu Sarera consider themselves superior to other Scheduled Castes in their region.

Ministry Obstacles
Sikhs do not believe in a transcendent God, one who lives apart from his creation. The creator and his creation are inseparable. The way to experience God is through his creation and through meditation.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed as the Lord begins to call the 25 million Sikhs of the world into a saving relationship with himself.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There likely are no followers of Jesus among the Sarera people at this time. Please pray for workers to be sent to the Sikh communities of the Punjab and beyond.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Sarera people will not be satisfied with their present religion, but will seek the Way, the Truth and the Life: Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus
Enter into the rock and hide in the dust from before the terror of the LORD, and from the splendor of his majesty.

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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:106,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (25,000)Delhi (21,000)
Uttar Pradesh (20,000)Uttarakhand (7,900)
Maharashtra (7,400)Jammu and Kashmir (4,800)
Madhya Pradesh (4,200)Punjab (3,300)
Himachal Pradesh (3,200)Jharkhand (1,800)
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People Name in Country: Sarera (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Sarera (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Sardeसारेरा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113679
Joshua Project People ID: 18167
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 106,000
Population all Countries: 106,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - other
People Name General: Sarera (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (66,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (19,000)Bagri (2,000)
Kangri (1,300)Dogri (600)
Marwari (400)Kumaoni (300)
Garhwali (200)Dhundari (100)
Gujarati (90)Awadhi (80)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.44 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small99.56 % 
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: 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 New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
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
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Sarera (Sikh traditions) in India

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