Assamese (Sikh traditions) in India

The Assamese (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 Assamese live mainly in Assam, a state in northeastern India. Others live in other parts of India or nearby Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

This is a cluster level profile for all Assamese people, be they Hindu, Muslim or Sikh.
Most live in villages, and only a small fraction live in towns or cities. More than half of the villagers are farmers. Rice is the principal crop, followed by tea and a fibrous Indian plant called jute. Mustard plants, potatoes, and fruits are also grown. Because the area has an abundance of rain, the farmers are able to produce rice year-round. About half of India's tea is grown on plantations that are located in Assam.
Other occupations that are held by villagers include small shops, fishing, and basket weaving. Those living in towns sometimes work as schoolteachers or office assistants. Their villages are typically surrounded by groves of bamboo, banana, and mango trees. Each farmer has a kett or rice plot, on the swampy plains near his home. This enables him to keep an eye on the rice fields year-round. Although only a few live in cities or towns, the cities play an important role in the lives of the villagers. Markets, bazaars, parks, and cinemas attract and entertain those living in rural areas. Hospitals and universities provide important services for them as well.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are Assamese people who are Hindu and others are Muslim. Along with these is a small Sikh community.
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?

Sikh Assamese people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enjoy life to the full.


Prayer Points

Ask the Holy Spirit to complete the work begun in the hearts of the Assamese believers through adequate discipleship.
Pray for effectiveness of the JESUS Film among the Assamese.
Ask God to open hearts as they hear Christian radio in the Assamese language.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will create a hunger in the hearts of the Assamese to know the one true God.
Ask the Lord to raise up a strong network of local churches among the Assamese.


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


References

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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-12
People Name General Assamese (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Assamese (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation ah-sah-MEEZ
Population this Country 1,300
Population all Countries 1,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Asomiya Sikh; अस्सामएसए (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18769
ROP3 Code 114442
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)
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 1
  Assam 1,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Assamese (1,300 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Assamese (1,300 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Assamese

Primary Language:  Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1822-1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1833-2022)
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 Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Path of Light
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Assamese
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Assamese
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.
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