Saini (Sikh traditions) in India

The Saini (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
Gole 29,000
Bhagirathi 700

Introduction / History

The Sikh Saini are descended from some of the early kings of India. King Porus, who fought against Alexander the Great, was a Sani. They belong to a middle-high status agriculturist society. They are also known as Mallies in other part of India. They are found in Haryana and Delhi. There are few or no believers among the Saini.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As well as serving India as soldiers, the Sikh Sani are also farmers, businessmen, and scientists. They are hard-working and skilled workers. They usually enjoy economic prosperity.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev. He rejected the Hindu caste system, taught all people were equal and that all have equal access to God. The Sikh God is formless, without gender and is to be found in everyone. One gets closer to God by living a good life and by practicing charity. Like Hindus, Sikhs believe in reincarnation and the law of karma; you reap what you sow in your previous life. A Sikh is not permitted to use alcohol, tobacco or any illegal drugs. One may recognize a Sikh man by his distinctive turban. All the 10 great Sikh gurus wore turbans. Sikh teaching mandates that a person not cut his or her hair.


What Are Their Needs?

They lack full social recognition and advancement. The Sani need to hear and understand the message of Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

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

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Sikh Saini people a willingness to receive the blessings of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Sikh Saini people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out workers to the Sikh Saini people to tell them about Jesus.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-23
People Name General Saini (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Saini (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation say-NEE
Population this Country 591,000
Population all Countries 591,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Bogar; Deswali; Mali; Phulmali; Sain; Sainsar; Sani; Sanin; Saniyar; Sayani; Sayin; Shurasaini; Shursaini; सैनी (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18163
ROP3 Code 113675
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 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
473,000
Haryana
50,000
Rajasthan
16,000
Delhi
13,000
Uttar Pradesh
13,000
Uttarakhand
5,100
Maharashtra
5,100
Jammu and Kashmir
3,000
Madhya Pradesh
3,000
Chandigarh
2,000
Himachal Pradesh
1,800
Jharkhand
1,500
West Bengal
1,100
Chhattisgarh
900
Gujarat
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 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 473,000
  Haryana 50,000
  Rajasthan 16,000
  Delhi 13,000
  Uttar Pradesh 13,000
  Uttarakhand 5,100
  Maharashtra 5,100
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,000
  Madhya Pradesh 3,000
  Chandigarh 2,000
  Himachal Pradesh 1,800
  Jharkhand 1,500
  West Bengal 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 900
  Gujarat 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (494,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
76,000
Bagri
8,200
Haryanvi
5,900
Marwari
800
Dogri
500
Kumaoni
300
Garhwali
100
Pahari, Mahasu
100
Shekhawati
100
Punjabi, Western
90
Awadhi
80
Kangri
50
Gujarati
30
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (494,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 76,000
  Bagri 8,200
  Haryanvi 5,900
  Marwari 800
  Dogri 500
  Kumaoni 300
  Garhwali 100
  Pahari, Mahasu 100
  Shekhawati 100
  Punjabi, Western 90
  Awadhi 80
  Kangri 50
  Gujarati 30
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Gagandeep Singh Kalsi - Pixabay  Creative Commons  Used with permission
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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