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Mahtam (Sikh traditions) in India

Mahtam (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
664,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mahtam (Sikh traditions) in India

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Summary
Most of the Mahtam Sikh (or Rai Sikh) in the Punjab are migrants from Pakistan. They claim to have 36 clans (gotras), including the Goge, Sarari, Kachure, Badwal, Book and Hakwan. The traditional occupations of the Mahtam Sikh were farming, hunting wild boars, fishing and liquor distillation. Today they are primarily farmers, but many are engaged in other trades as well. They maintain cordial relationships with the scheduled castes and other artisan and service castes of the nearby villages. Many now follow the religious teachings of a man named Radha Soami, which has led to less alcoholism and more vegetarianism.

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of workers able to carry the Gospel message accurately is an ongoing problem throughout South Asia.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the Gospel will be proclaimed widely and effectively via Gospel radio in the Punjabi languages spoken in Punjab state and beyond.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may well be no followers of Jesus today among the Mahtam people, although it is possible there are believers who are not evident. Please pray for these and many others who will soon come to know Christ as savior and lord. There are a number of former Sikhs in Punjab who are now Christians.

Pray for the entire people group
Punjab is the only state in India where Sikhs are in the majority. Please pray for a movement of God's Spirit throughout this state. There are encouraging developments already.

Scripture Focus
"Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations." Luke 24:46-47

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-03
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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:664,000
Largest States:
Punjab (534,000)Haryana (30,000)
Rajasthan (25,000)Delhi (24,000)
Uttar Pradesh (19,000)Uttarakhand (7,200)
Maharashtra (6,900)Madhya Pradesh (3,900)
Jammu and Kashmir (3,000)Chandigarh (2,600)
Total States on file:24
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahtam (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Mahtam (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
MahatmaMatheran
MohtamRai Sikh
महटाम (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113638
Joshua Project People ID: 18131
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 664,000
Population all Countries: 664,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Mahtam (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (535,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (73,000)Bagri (8,900)
Haryanvi (3,300)Dogri (600)
Kumaoni (300)Kangri (200)
Garhwali (100)Dhundari (100)
Awadhi (80)Gujarati (40)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
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 MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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