Ramgarhia in India

The Ramgarhia 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

If you lived in British controlled Kenya in the earlier half of the 20th century, you might think that all Sikhs were moving to Africa! That is because untold numbers of Ramgarhia Sikhs were sent from the Punjab to Africa in the late 1800s to help the British construct railroads. After the completion of the projects, most made their way to England and North America. Today there are only about 5700 Ramgarhia people living in India.
Why were the Ramgarhia recruited to build railroads? It was probably because they are, by caste, builders. In the Punjabi language, "garh" means "stronghold" or "fort." Ramgarhia means "those who construct forts." Despite their reputation for building forts, the Ramgarhia find themselves captive in a spiritual stronghold of half-truths.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like the people in the early 20th century who might have thought that Sikhs were all moving to Africa, there are people today who have come to the wrong conclusion based on a small part of the whole. Sikhs like the Ramgarhias know God as creator, but they have also adopted a number of faulty views of the spiritual world because of false teachings. Where are the people who will tell them about the One who taught mankind the truth?


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to make agencies aware of the Ramgarhias.
Ask Him to raise up workers who will tell them about Christ.
Pray for the hearts of these people to be fertile ground, ready to receive and respond to the free gift of salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Ramgarhia in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-25
People Name General Ramgarhia
People Name in Country Ramgarhia
Population this Country 6,800
Population all Countries 6,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ramgadia Sikh; Tarkhan; रंगार्हिया
People ID 17936
ROP3 Code 113424
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 4
Largest States
Punjab
4,400
Haryana
1,600
Rajasthan
500
Chandigarh
200
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 4
  Punjab 4,400
  Haryana 1,600
  Rajasthan 500
  Chandigarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (4,400 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
1,100
Bagri
100
Haryanvi
70
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (4,400 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 1,100
  Bagri 100
  Haryanvi 70
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
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
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 Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
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
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store Operation Agape
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Eastern YouVersion Bibles
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