Shinligar in India

The Shinligar have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Shinligrar people are also called the Saikhom. They are a Scheduled Caste, which means they have low status in Hindu society.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Shinligrar people have always been tanners and shoemakers. Working with leather, a "dead" substance, means they have low status, so they live in segregated communities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Shinligrar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Traditional low status and contempt from others has meant the Shinligrar people have not had adequate healthcare or educational opportunities. The government of India is providing "reservations" for some to get the education and jobs they need, but this may not affect the Shinligrar people. NGOs are providing for medical needs for some of them.


Prayer Points

Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Shinligrar communities.

Pray for the Shinligrar people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Shinligrar people to change their society from within.

Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Shinligar in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shinligar
People Name in Country Shinligar
Alternate Names शिंलीगार
Population this Country 7,700
Population all Countries 7,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18089
ROP3 Code 113591
ROP25 Code 307472
ROP25 Name Shinligar
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 3
Largest States
Karnataka
6,600
Maharashtra
900
Gujarat
80
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 3
  Karnataka 6,600
  Maharashtra 900
  Gujarat 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Kannada (5,600 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Marathi
800
Khandesi
80
Primary Language Kannada (5,600 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 800
  Khandesi 80
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-2023)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2023)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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