Nai (Sikh traditions) in India

The Nai (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.

Introduction / History

Nai means barber. The traditional occupation of this caste was hair cutting. Nai Sikh is a well-respected caste in Punjab and they are called Raja (king) Sikhs. Today most Nai are not barbers; they are doctors, engineers, farmers, teachers, drivers, and government workers. They are very hard-working people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They live in villages and urban areas. They are friendly with Jat, Tarkhan, Jheer, and Kumhar communities. They jointly participate in important celebrations like marriages and birthdays.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sikhs believe in a god that is formless, without gender, and is to be found in everyone. They believe that one grows closer to him by living a good life and by practicing charity. They believe in reincarnation, and the law of karma: that you reap what you sow in your previous life.


What Are Their Needs?

Nai people need the provision of Jesus Christ, who has paid the full penalty for all their sins.
They need obedient disciples of Christ who will tell them about his infinite love for them.
They need to understand that they can do nothing to earn eternal life.


Prayer Points

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

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give Nai people a willingness to accept the eternal blessings of Jesus Christ.
Pray for a disciple making movement that will draw Nai people to Lord Jesus who gave His life for them.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the workplaces and home of Nai people.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Nai (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Nai (Sikh traditions)
World Population 325,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Aduthon; Amrewal; Arayavati; Awadhia; Bammeru; Banbiro; Banvaru; Bhandari; Dhanwal; Didhia; Ghaijo; Hajam; Hajjam; Hazam; Jadowal; Jallan; Juvwa; Kaikan; Kaila; Kaith; Kalseru Navaliga; Kanaujia; Karagar; Kawa; Kelashi; Kelasi; Kelasi Mhali; Khalasi; Khalipha; Khawas; Khurakar; Kshaurak; Kuleen; Kuleen Brahman; Kuleen Brahmin; Mangala; Matkos; Matwal; Nabhik; Nadig; Naia; Naiya; Naland; Napit; Narasundar; Navaliga; Navid; Naya; Nayeebrahman; Nayinda; Nhavi; Niaria; Osta; Panwar; Paramanik; Raja; Rajaji; Rajwan; Sanmukh; Sen Samaj; Shil; Thakur; Ustadji; Valand; Valand Nadig; Varik; Vavdichaksi; नई (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18137
ROP3 Code 113644
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
258,000
Haryana
22,000
Rajasthan
8,900
Uttar Pradesh
8,700
Delhi
8,500
Maharashtra
3,700
Uttarakhand
3,600
Madhya Pradesh
2,500
Jammu and Kashmir
1,900
Chandigarh
1,400
Chhattisgarh
900
Jharkhand
900
Himachal Pradesh
800
Gujarat
800
West Bengal
600
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 258,000
  Haryana 22,000
  Rajasthan 8,900
  Uttar Pradesh 8,700
  Delhi 8,500
  Maharashtra 3,700
  Uttarakhand 3,600
  Madhya Pradesh 2,500
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,900
  Chandigarh 1,400
  Chhattisgarh 900
  Jharkhand 900
  Himachal Pradesh 800
  Gujarat 800
  West Bengal 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (275,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
42,000
Bagri
5,800
Haryanvi
2,100
Dogri
300
Kumaoni
200
Kangri
100
Garhwali
100
Marwari
80
Bilaspuri
30
Maithili
20
Punjabi, Western
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (275,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 42,000
  Bagri 5,800
  Haryanvi 2,100
  Dogri 300
  Kumaoni 200
  Kangri 100
  Garhwali 100
  Marwari 80
  Bilaspuri 30
  Maithili 20
  Punjabi, Western 20
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
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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)
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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