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Vaddar (Sikh traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Vaddar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
For most of their history the Vaddar (aka, Bovi) people wandered the subcontinent looking for jobs to support their families. The word Bhovi means "earth-digger". During the Partition of 1947, the Muslim Vaddars tended to move to Pakistan while the Hindu and Sikh Vaddars remained in India. The large majority of the Vaddars (aka, Bhovi) are Hindus but there are also a sizable number of Muslims and a small group of Sikhs.

Where are they located?
Sikh Vaddar people live in Punjab, the original homeland of Sikhism.

What are their lives like?
The traditional occupations of the Vaddars have been as stonecutters, diggers of wells and canals and as transporters of earth and stones. Many Vaddars now have settled in villages and work as farm laborers on other people's land. The primary language of the Muslim Vaddars in Pakistan is Oadki. Many also speak Punjabi and Urdu, which allow them to speak with others outside their group.

The Vaddars of Pakistan and India are endogamous, that is, they marry within their own community. The Vaddar women have a role in the economic, social and religious spheres of their community and contribute to the family income. Caste councils promote their interests and settle legal disputes.

What are their beliefs?
Most Vaddar people are members of other religious communities, but a small number are Sikhs. 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 worship their holy book, the Granth Sahib, which is a collection of hymns.

There are roughly the same number of Sikhs as there are Jews in the world, but 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 needs?
Sikh Vaddar people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, the only one who can forgive sin and offer abundant life.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Sikh Vaddar people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Sikh Vaddar families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Sikh Vaddar 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 Sikh Vaddar family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17721/IN
https://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Vaddar_Sikhs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waddar_language
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/Vaddar-People2/
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Digambar_Ghodke/publication/311922163_Language_and_Culture_of_the_Waddar_Community_in_Maharashtra/links/58628b2108aebf17d39556c2/Language-and-Culture-of-the-Waddar-Community-in-Maharashtra.pdf

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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:1,900
Largest States:
Punjab (1,100)Haryana (600)
Delhi (100)Karnataka (50)
Himachal Pradesh (10)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vaddar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Vaddar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Beldar RajputOd
OddeOdh
OrhVadar
WaddarWadde
वादडर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113710
Joshua Project People ID: 18195
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 1,900
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - other
People Name General: Vaddar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (500)Oadki (200)
Telugu (30)Sindhi (30)
Kannada (Unknown)Haryanvi (Unknown)
Waddar (Unknown)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
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:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2017
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
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Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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