Jingar in India

The Jingar have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The 50,000 Jingar people obtained their name from the word jins, meaning "saddle." This is a reference to their traditional occupation of making saddles for horses and camels. According to their oral tradition, these scheduled caste members were once part of one of the Rajput (Kshatriya) communities until an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu tried to rid the world of this community.


Where Are they Located?

The Jingars live primarily in India's western states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jingars speak Marwari, a Rajasthani Hindi dialect. They still make saddles, but many of them also make embroidered shoes. A few of them also work in agriculture. They sell their goods in the market. Often their children work. They would like to save money to get ahead, but they seldom can make ends meet financially.

They obtain their mates through family negotiations. Their marriages are monogamous unless the wife is barren. They can live in either join or nuclear families.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group is 100 percent Hindu. They worship Hindu gods as their patron deities. They go to shamans from other communities to be "treated" for ailments and sicknesses.


What Are Their Needs?

Christ's ambassadors can help them develop their economy so they don't have to live in dire poverty. There are plenty of Christian materials in Marwari that can be distributed to them. However, Rajasthan, where most of them live, is a very difficult place even for Indian missionaries to go.


Prayer Points

Pray for Christ's ambassadors to find their way into many Jingar communities with Marwari materials.
Pray for Jingar elders and decision makers to have dreams and visions of the sovereign Christ.
Pray for spiritual openness to the things of Christ.
Pray for Christ to heal them in such a way that they no longer put their faith in shamans.


Scripture Prayers for the Jingar in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Jingar
People Name in Country Jingar
Alternate Names Agna Somvanshi Kshatriya; Arya Somvansi Kshatriya; Chamar; Chitragar; Chitrakar; Chittari; Dajri; Dalsingar; Dalsinger; Digwan; Gingra; Jeenigarlu; Jiglur; Karajkar; Karanjkar; Lohar; Maistri; Marwadi Mochi; Marwari Machi; Mochi; Muchchi; Nakasilu; Raju; Somvanshi Kshatriya; Tambatkar; जिंगर
Population this Country 82,000
Population all Countries 82,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 17013
ROP3 Code 112342
ROP25 Code 303395
ROP25 Name Jingar
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Rajasthan
63,000
Karnataka
7,500
Maharashtra
6,700
Madhya Pradesh
1,600
Gujarat
1,200
Chhattisgarh
300
Andhra Pradesh
100
Odisha
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Rajasthan 63,000
  Karnataka 7,500
  Maharashtra 6,700
  Madhya Pradesh 1,600
  Gujarat 1,200
  Chhattisgarh 300
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Odisha 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.66 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.33 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Marwari (India) (26,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
23,000
Marathi
7,500
Mewari
4,800
Kannada
4,700
Dhundari
900
Haroti
600
Bagri
400
Gujarati
300
Chhattisgarhi
100
Telugu
100
Punjabi, Eastern
100
Shekhawati
70
Khandesi
70
Konkani, Goan
30
Nimadi
10
Primary Language Marwari (India) (26,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 23,000
  Marathi 7,500
  Mewari 4,800
  Kannada 4,700
  Dhundari 900
  Haroti 600
  Bagri 400
  Gujarati 300
  Chhattisgarhi 100
  Telugu 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
  Shekhawati 70
  Khandesi 70
  Konkani, Goan 30
  Nimadi 10
People Groups Speaking Marwari (India)
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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