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Hijda in India

Hijda

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
178,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Hijda in India

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Introduction / History
The Hijra (or Hijda) of India are eunuchs who volunteered to be so. There are Muslims and Hindus among them. They have rituals and are under the authority of gurus.

In Uttar Pradesh the Hijra are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Many of them smoke. Dancing and singing is their work. They have a community council to look after them. They have a low education level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Modern medicine is used by them.

In Gujarat the Hijra speak Gujarati and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. The Hindus are vegetarians. Muslim Hijra eat meat but avoid eating chicken.

In Madhya Pradesh the Hijra live in Indore. They have associations and organizations.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Hijra dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Hijra community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-03
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:178,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (165,000)Uttar Pradesh (6,400)
Gujarat (2,900)Bihar (2,500)
Madhya Pradesh (500)Uttarakhand (500)
Rajasthan (200)Telangana (20)
Total States on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Hijda
People Name General: Hijda
Alternate People Names:
BrihannalaChhaki
FatadaHijra
KhojaKhojo
KhunaKhunsa
KhusraKusra
MukhamasMukhanna
ParaiyaPavaiya
PavayaSikhandi
ROP3 Code: 112223
Joshua Project People ID: 16925
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 178,000
Population all Countries: 178,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Hijda
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (76,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (73,000)Urdu (15,000)
Gujarati (7,600)Konkani (4,600)
Bhojpuri (100)Telugu (20)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism88.21 % 
Islam11.79 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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