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Mazhabi in India

Mazhabi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,649,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.73 % Unknown   

Mazhabi in India

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Introduction / History
When Jesus came to earth, he was born into a poor family, ignored by the important classes in society, and kept for a period of time in a farmer's stable. His parents were only able to give the most minimal offering at the Temple.

What are their lives like?
Likewise, the Mazhabi Sikhs of India are the "lowest of the low" in relation to other peoples in Indian society. They are known as an untouchable caste, not allowed to live with the larger population, to be educated with the general population, or to attend certain religious services. They are part of the former "scavengers" of India. The Mazhabi Sikhs are recognized as a "Scheduled Caste" who are given job preferences by India's affirmative action program. Poverty and illiteracy are still rampant among their population in rural Punjab.
However, Wikipedia highlights their bravery in battle during the days of the British Raj in South Asia. (1) They were once noted for their commitment to fulfill assigned tasks by their officers.

What are their beliefs?
Sikh teachings emphasize the equality of all people, and they reject discrimination based on caste, creed, and gender. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they converted from Hinduism many years ago.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual breakthroughs among the Mazhabi Sikhs.
* Pray that God's servants will not see them as "untouchable" or unworthy of their time, attention, and love.

References
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazhabi

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-24
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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:2,649,000
Largest States:
Punjab (2,530,000)Rajasthan (90,000)
Uttar Pradesh (7,600)Haryana (7,400)
Chandigarh (3,300)Delhi (2,400)
Uttarakhand (2,200)Jammu and Kashmir (1,900)
Jharkhand (1,800)Maharashtra (1,100)
Total States on file:18
   
 
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mazhabi
People Name General: Mazhabi
Alternate People Names:
ChuddaChuhra
MazabiMazbi
मज़हबी
ROP3 Code: 112885
Joshua Project People ID: 17475
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,649,000
Population all Countries: 2,649,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Mazhabi
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (2,286,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (223,000)Bagri (125,000)
Marwari (2,000)Haryanvi (1,300)
Shekhawati (800)Dogri (60)
Kumaoni (40)Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (Unknown)
Kangri (Unknown)Bilaspuri (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.73 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism5.19 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small94.08 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv ...
Film / VideoSikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Mazhabi in India

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