Gujar (Sikh traditions) in India

The Gujar (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Chachrauli 200
Pehowa Unknown

Introduction / History

No one would dare say anything bad to the man wearing the turban as he walked down the busy street in New Delhi. Everyone knew he was a Sikh from the Gujjar people group. The Gujjars had always been fierce warriors, especially those who converted to the Sikh religion. They once ruled a large part of India. The western state of Gujarat was named after them.
The Gujjars took part in the 1857 mutiny that nearly drove the British out of India, and they nearly made that rebellion succeed. After the mutiny, the British colonialists labeled them a "criminal tribe."

No one knows where the Gujjars came from. Some experts believe they are an offshoot of the Khazar people of Central Asia. Others believe they are an offshoot of the Huns that invaded India centuries ago.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gujjars were all Hindus at one time, but later some of them converted to Islam and Sikhism. Right now there are few, if any, followers of Jesus Christ among the Gujjars who come from a Sikh background.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gujar (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Ask God to break the hold that the Sikh religion has on the Gujjars of India.
* May this people group realize that Jesus Christ is the only true source of salvation.
* Pray for the start of culturally sensitive gospel TV and radio broadcasts in languages that the Gujjar people can understand.
* May God raise up faithful workers to reach out to this people group.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-28
People Name General Gujar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Gujar (Sikh traditions)
Population this Country 46,000
Population all Countries 46,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chaudhari; Gujar; Gurjar; गुजर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18078
ROP3 Code 113579
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
26,000
Haryana
11,000
Jammu and Kashmir
2,400
Uttar Pradesh
1,500
Rajasthan
1,200
Delhi
900
Uttarakhand
700
Himachal Pradesh
700
Madhya Pradesh
700
Chhattisgarh
400
Maharashtra
300
Gujarat
200
Chandigarh
200
West Bengal
100
Jharkhand
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 18
  Punjab 26,000
  Haryana 11,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,400
  Uttar Pradesh 1,500
  Rajasthan 1,200
  Delhi 900
  Uttarakhand 700
  Himachal Pradesh 700
  Madhya Pradesh 700
  Chhattisgarh 400
  Maharashtra 300
  Gujarat 200
  Chandigarh 200
  West Bengal 100
  Jharkhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (39,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
5,600
Haryanvi
900
Kangri
200
Bagri
100
Mewari
70
Dogri
60
Kumaoni
40
Garhwali
30
Marwari
30
Bilaspuri
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (39,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 5,600
  Haryanvi 900
  Kangri 200
  Bagri 100
  Mewari 70
  Dogri 60
  Kumaoni 40
  Garhwali 30
  Marwari 30
  Bilaspuri 10
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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. Read more


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