Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) in India

The Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Jhinwar people are live in India and Pakistan. At the Partition of 1947 most of the Hindu Jhinwar moved to India and the Muslim ones located to Pakistan. There also a sizable Sikh community among the Jhinwar. Most Sikh Jhinwar live in the northern state of India of Punjab. Smaller groups of Sikh Jhinwar live throughout India. The traditional occupation of the Jhinwar has been related to water, in fishing, boating and as water carriers. Others work in agriculture as farmers, day laborers or in grinding grain. The Sikh Jhinwar generally are better educated than their Muslim and Hindu counterparts. A tiny fraction among the Jhinwar call themselves believers. The two main languages of the Sikh Jhinwar are Western Punjabi and Hindi. Complete Bibles and many resources are available in both languages. College educated Sikhs also speak English.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Jhinwar work in business as traders in fish and mutton. Many urban Jhinwar work in factories and in construction. Educated Jhinwar work in professions such as teaching, accounting, engineering and as government administrators. Many of the Jhinwar are now day laborers in agriculture. Some Jhinwar serve in the Indian Armed Forces. Some Sikh Jhinwar are vegetarians and some are not. They marry as adults. One marriage to one spouse is their normal pattern. Divorce and remarriage are not favorably accepted by them. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Sons inherit property upon their father's death. The Sikh Jhinwar marry within their group.


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 also mandates that a person not cut his or her hair.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sikh Jhinwar would benefit by new job skills and better education for their children. Most of all the Jhinwar must hear and understand the life-changing message about Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

Pray that God's Holy Spirit will open new doors in hearts to positive changes among Jhinwar people. Pray for the Jhinwar people to have a Holy Spirit driven hunger for spiritual truth that will drive them to Jesus Christ and the Bible. Pray for the Lord to thrust out new workers who will lovingly stick with these people until they have a church planting movement. Pray for a disciple making movement to sweep through all Sikh Jhinwar communities in this decade.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-13
People Name General Jhinwar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Jhinwar (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation JIN-var
Population this Country 479,000
Population all Countries 479,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Atlas; Bidran; Bire; Chitre; Daurha; Dhimar; Dhinwar; Dora; Dorha; Duglan; Jheevar; Jhewar; Jhiwar; Jimar; Kahar; Kashyab Rajput; Kirnal; Lamsar; Malri; Mashki; Radhav; Tala; झींवर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18122
ROP3 Code 113627
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
381,000
Haryana
23,000
Delhi
15,000
Rajasthan
14,000
Uttar Pradesh
13,000
Uttarakhand
5,200
Chandigarh
4,800
Maharashtra
4,700
Jammu and Kashmir
3,800
Madhya Pradesh
2,700
Jharkhand
1,700
Chhattisgarh
1,200
West Bengal
1,100
Himachal Pradesh
900
Gujarat
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 381,000
  Haryana 23,000
  Delhi 15,000
  Rajasthan 14,000
  Uttar Pradesh 13,000
  Uttarakhand 5,200
  Chandigarh 4,800
  Maharashtra 4,700
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,800
  Madhya Pradesh 2,700
  Jharkhand 1,700
  Chhattisgarh 1,200
  West Bengal 1,100
  Himachal Pradesh 900
  Gujarat 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (338,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
58,000
Bagri
6,600
Haryanvi
2,300
Dogri
500
Marwari
400
Kumaoni
300
Shekhawati
300
Kangri
200
Garhwali
200
Kashmiri
80
Awadhi
80
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
40
Bilaspuri
20
Dhundari
20
Pahari, Mahasu
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (338,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 58,000
  Bagri 6,600
  Haryanvi 2,300
  Dogri 500
  Marwari 400
  Kumaoni 300
  Shekhawati 300
  Kangri 200
  Garhwali 200
  Kashmiri 80
  Awadhi 80
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40
  Bilaspuri 20
  Dhundari 20
  Pahari, Mahasu 10
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  (1818-2021)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Zume Resources
General Zume Training
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 data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more