Sansi (Hindu traditions) 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 Sansis were under the Criminal Tribes Act during the British rule of India, and it was a source of disgrace for their community. That stigma is with them today making life difficult for them. They are sometimes shunned by other communities, giving them a reason to withdraw from outsiders. Many were ejected from Rajasthan by Muslims in the 13th century, but they are still concentrated there. They also live in the highly unreached states of Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Chandigarh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of the Sansi are landless farmers and day laborers while others sell alcoholic drinks. Some of their children work in shops. A small number are nomadic. Unfortunately, most of the Sansi live in poverty. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral form. They are secluded from other communities partly because they are rejected as "criminals," and partly as a way of defending themselves from outsider. They have a caste council to look after their needs and to settle disputes among them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although some have converted to Islam, most continue to follow Hinduism. They also hold onto their tribal religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sansi people need better educational opportunities so they can lift themselves out of poverty.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian followers of Christ will help lead the Sansi into a disciple making movement. Pray that the poverty they live in will cause them to look to Jesus Christ for answers. Pray for faithful, Holy Spirit directed workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Sansi (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sansi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sansi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate Names Bhedkhut; Bhedkut; Kanjar Sansi; Kapadia; Kaparia; Kapasia; Kikan; Manesh; Rihluwala; Sanchia; Sansia; Sansiya; सांसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 265,000
Population all Countries 268,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
People ID 18019
ROP3 Code 113513
ROP25 Code 307233
ROP25 Name Sansi
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
103,000
Punjab
73,000
Delhi
27,000
Odisha
21,000
Madhya Pradesh
8,000
Gujarat
7,300
Haryana
6,400
Uttar Pradesh
5,700
Chandigarh
4,400
Himachal Pradesh
2,700
Jammu and Kashmir
2,200
Uttarakhand
1,700
Maharashtra
600
Chhattisgarh
90
Dadra and Nagar Have
60
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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 16
  Rajasthan 103,000
  Punjab 73,000
  Delhi 27,000
  Odisha 21,000
  Madhya Pradesh 8,000
  Gujarat 7,300
  Haryana 6,400
  Uttar Pradesh 5,700
  Chandigarh 4,400
  Himachal Pradesh 2,700
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,200
  Uttarakhand 1,700
  Maharashtra 600
  Chhattisgarh 90
  Dadra and Nagar Have 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.07 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (92,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
59,000
Marwari (India)
28,000
Odia
16,000
Haryanvi
9,000
Bagri
7,700
Gujarati
6,200
Shekhawati
4,900
Dhundari
4,700
Mewari
1,200
Chhattisgarhi
1,100
Kangri
1,000
Garhwali
1,000
Malvi
800
Awadhi
700
Marathi
300
Primary Language Hindi (92,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 59,000
  Marwari (India) 28,000
  Odia 16,000
  Haryanvi 9,000
  Bagri 7,700
  Gujarati 6,200
  Shekhawati 4,900
  Dhundari 4,700
  Mewari 1,200
  Chhattisgarhi 1,100
  Kangri 1,000
  Garhwali 1,000
  Malvi 800
  Awadhi 700
  Marathi 300
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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Photo Source (Representative photo)
Victor Sardar 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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