Sarera (Sikh traditions) in India

The Sarera (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

The term sarera means scutching cotton, which was their traditional occupation. "Scutching" refers to removing impurities such as seeds from raw cotton. They work as agricultural laborers, in road construction, and in small factories. Some are Hindus, and others are Sikhs. Sikhs reject the caste system, but the Hindu Sarera consider themselves superior to other Scheduled Castes in their region.


Ministry Obstacles

Sikhs do not believe in a transcendent God, one who lives apart from his creation. The creator and his creation are inseparable. The way to experience God is through his creation and through meditation.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed as the Lord begins to call the 25 million Sikhs of the world into a saving relationship with himself.


Prayer Focus

There likely are no followers of Jesus among the Sarera people at this time. Please pray for workers to be sent to the Sikh communities of the Punjab and beyond. Pray the Sarera people will not be satisfied with their present religion, but will seek the Way, the Truth and the Life: Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Sarera (Sikh traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sarera (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Sarera (Sikh traditions)
Population this Country 106,000
Population all Countries 106,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Sarde; सारेरा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18167
ROP3 Code 113679
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)
Rajasthan
25,000
Delhi
21,000
Uttar Pradesh
20,000
Uttarakhand
7,900
Maharashtra
7,400
Jammu and Kashmir
4,800
Madhya Pradesh
4,200
Punjab
3,300
Himachal Pradesh
3,200
Jharkhand
1,800
West Bengal
1,400
Chhattisgarh
1,300
Chandigarh
1,000
Gujarat
1,000
Telangana
500
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Rajasthan 25,000
  Delhi 21,000
  Uttar Pradesh 20,000
  Uttarakhand 7,900
  Maharashtra 7,400
  Jammu and Kashmir 4,800
  Madhya Pradesh 4,200
  Punjab 3,300
  Himachal Pradesh 3,200
  Jharkhand 1,800
  West Bengal 1,400
  Chhattisgarh 1,300
  Chandigarh 1,000
  Gujarat 1,000
  Telangana 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (66,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
19,000
Bagri
2,000
Kangri
1,300
Dogri
600
Marwari
400
Kumaoni
300
Garhwali
200
Dhundari
100
Gujarati
90
Awadhi
80
Bilaspuri
60
Shekhawati
60
Chambeali
60
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
40
Bhattiyali
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (66,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 19,000
  Bagri 2,000
  Kangri 1,300
  Dogri 600
  Marwari 400
  Kumaoni 300
  Garhwali 200
  Dhundari 100
  Gujarati 90
  Awadhi 80
  Bilaspuri 60
  Shekhawati 60
  Chambeali 60
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40
  Bhattiyali 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  (1959-2021)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Who Can Help You? Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.44 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.56 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more