Kamboh (Sikh traditions) in India

The Kamboh (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Centuries ago, the Kamboh people migrated east from what is now Iran into the Indian subcontinent. As time went on, many of them became government officials, though many settled down as farmers. "For sheer tenacity and persistence, nobody can beat the Kambohs," stated M.S. Randhawa, the former Vice Chancellor of Punjab University. Writers have often admired the Kamboh people for their talents as agriculturalists and soldiers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many work on the land, in business or for the government. They are reasonably well educated and use modern medicine and family planning. On the death of the father, Kamboh sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the home. They have a caste council to look after their interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Kamboh people have a variety of religious beliefs, and many are Sikhs.

Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev as a reform movement. He rejected the Hindu caste system, taught that 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. Like Muslims, the Sikhs worship only one God.

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. They worship their holy book, the Granth Sahib, which is a collection of hymns.

There are roughly the same number of Sikhs as there are Jews in the world, but Sikhs are most concentrated in Punjab, their homeland. However, you will find smaller numbers of Sikhs all over the world. Many of the best Indian restaurants in the West are owned and operated by Sikhs.


What Are Their Needs?

You can say that they are one of India's most religiously diverse people groups, as well as one of her most competent. Yet as a people, they have not found it in their hearts to submit to the One who yearns to have them become part of His Kingdom. They have remained part of several religions, but few if any have given Jesus a chance to change their lives.


Prayer Points

Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Sikh Kamboh communities.

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Sikh Kamboh.

Pray for the Sikh Kamboh people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Sikh Kamboh people to change their society from within.

Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.


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


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamboj

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2013/08/21

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2012/09/27

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2011/10/29


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-21
People Name General Kamboh (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Kamboh (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation kahm-BOH
Population this Country 586,000
Population all Countries 586,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Bangwa; Chinde; Jangla; Kambhoj; Kambo; Kambodia Bhagat; Kamboh; Kamboji; Lagle; Langle; Padhe; Pardhan; Pradhan; कंबो (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18124
ROP3 Code 113629
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
451,000
Haryana
37,000
Delhi
30,000
Rajasthan
19,000
Uttar Pradesh
15,000
Uttarakhand
6,000
Maharashtra
5,700
Chandigarh
3,700
Jammu and Kashmir
3,700
Madhya Pradesh
3,400
Chhattisgarh
2,200
Jharkhand
1,500
West Bengal
1,300
Gujarat
700
Odisha
300
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 451,000
  Haryana 37,000
  Delhi 30,000
  Rajasthan 19,000
  Uttar Pradesh 15,000
  Uttarakhand 6,000
  Maharashtra 5,700
  Chandigarh 3,700
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,700
  Madhya Pradesh 3,400
  Chhattisgarh 2,200
  Jharkhand 1,500
  West Bengal 1,300
  Gujarat 700
  Odisha 300
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 (426,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Hindi
58,000
Bagri
7,700
Haryanvi
3,800
Dogri
1,200
Marwari
400
Kumaoni
400
Chhattisgarhi
300
Awadhi
200
Shekhawati
100
Dhundari
100
Garhwali
80
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
60
Mandeali
20
Pahari, Mahasu
10
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (426,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 58,000
  Bagri 7,700
  Haryanvi 3,800
  Dogri 1,200
  Marwari 400
  Kumaoni 400
  Chhattisgarhi 300
  Awadhi 200
  Shekhawati 100
  Dhundari 100
  Garhwali 80
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 60
  Mandeali 20
  Pahari, Mahasu 10
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

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