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Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit in India

Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
835,000 Kashmiri Hinduism 0.01 % Unknown No   

Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit in India

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Introduction / History
The Kashmiri Pandit in Jammu and Kashmir of India speak mostly Kashmiri but can speak Hindi and Urdu too. They read and write in Devanagari and in Perso-Arabic. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice as their main cereal. Marrying away from their ethnic group does not happen very often. They believe in adult marriages now. They are monogamous and dowries are given. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. There are birth, marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated. There are Hindus and Muslims among them. Most do not own land and work in government and professional work such as doctors.

The Kashmiri Pandit in Uttar Pradesh speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are well educated and use family planning. They do government and private work and some of them are self-employed.

In Delhi the Kashmiri Pandit worship Shiva as their main god. There are marriages with other communities among them.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will give the Kashmiri Pandit dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-01
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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:835,000
Largest States:
Jammu and Kashmir (579,000)Delhi (173,000)
Maharashtra (25,000)Himachal Pradesh (21,000)
Madhya Pradesh (13,000)Punjab (7,000)
Gujarat (4,800)Chandigarh (3,800)
Ladakh (2,400)Uttar Pradesh (400)
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit
People Name General: Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit
Alternate People Names:
Kashmiri PanditMalamasi
Purana Kashmiri PanditPurohit
SharmaTaza Kashmiri Pandit
ब्रामिन, कश्मीरी पंडित
ROP3 Code: 115731
Joshua Project People ID: 19955
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 835,000
Population all Countries: 835,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kashmiri (383,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kas    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dogri (219,000)Hindi (96,000)
Khah (3,300)Bhadrawahi (2,500)
Ladakhi (400)Chambeali (70)
Total Languages: 7
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.99 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
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: 1813-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1899-2011
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Forgiver
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Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit in India

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