Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) in India

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

Introduction / History

The Mahatam live in Punjab in India. They call themselves Rai Sikh. They speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi. Sikhism is their religion. They are non-vegetarian and eat wheat, maize and rice as cereals.

The Mahatam are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within their group. Divorce is allowed on certain grounds such as adultery and not being able to have children. Marrying again is allowed but not for older widows. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

Many of the Mahatam work in agriculture and laboring and others in government service. Only boys get educated among them. They use modern medicine and family planning.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Mahatam to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

The Waiting World - The Punjabi

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-29
People Name General Mazhabi (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Mazhabi (Sikh traditions)
World Population 2,866,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 57
Alternate Names राई (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 20902
ROP3 Code 117667
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
2,536,000
Rajasthan
144,000
Haryana
128,000
Uttar Pradesh
13,000
Uttarakhand
5,900
Delhi
2,400
Chandigarh
2,300
Jammu and Kashmir
1,900
Jharkhand
1,300
Maharashtra
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
800
West Bengal
500
Himachal Pradesh
400
Bihar
200
Odisha
200
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 16
  Punjab 2,536,000
  Rajasthan 144,000
  Haryana 128,000
  Uttar Pradesh 13,000
  Uttarakhand 5,900
  Delhi 2,400
  Chandigarh 2,300
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,900
  Jharkhand 1,300
  Maharashtra 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  West Bengal 500
  Himachal Pradesh 400
  Bihar 200
  Odisha 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,300,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
438,000
Bagri
102,000
Haryanvi
21,000
Marwari
2,500
Kumaoni
2,200
Shekhawati
1,000
Dogri
60
Kangri
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,300,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 438,000
  Bagri 102,000
  Haryanvi 21,000
  Marwari 2,500
  Kumaoni 2,200
  Shekhawati 1,000
  Dogri 60
  Kangri 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  (1818-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
98.99 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Profile Source Anonymous  
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