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Nai (Sikh traditions) in India



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325,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Nai (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Nai means a barber. The traditional occupation of this caste was hair cutting. Nai Sikh is a well-respected caste in Punjab and they are called Raja (king) Sikhs there. They appear in the Backward Category (BC) in the Indian caste system. Today most of the people of this caste are not barbers. They are doctors, engineers, farmers, teachers, drivers and government workers. They are very hard-working people.

Where are they located?
Most of the Nai ( Raja ) Sikhs live in Punjab. They also live and work in abroad in countries like USA, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

What are their lives like?
They Live in villages as well as in urban areas. They are friendly with the Jat, Tarkhan, Jheer and Kumhar communities. All of these participate in each other's important celebrations like marriages and birthdays. Some surnames belonging to the Nai Sikh caste are Bhanghu, Jassi, Jassy, Katri, Manju, Kalsi, Dhami, Salopal, Rajnwal and Mann.

What are their beliefs?
They believe in the Sikh religion and they always look to and remember Waheguru, the supreme being in their belief system.

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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:325,000
Largest States:
Punjab (257,000)Haryana (22,000)
Uttar Pradesh (9,100)Rajasthan (9,100)
Delhi (8,800)Maharashtra (3,700)
Uttarakhand (3,600)Madhya Pradesh (2,500)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,900)Chandigarh (1,400)
Total States on file:24
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nai (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Nai (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AduthonAmrewal
ArayavatiAwadhia
BammeruBanbiro
BanvaruBhandari
DhanwalDidhia
GhaijoHajam
HajjamHazam
JadowalJallan
ROP3 Code: 113644
Joshua Project People ID: 18137
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 325,000
Population all Countries: 325,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Nai (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (275,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (41,000)Bagri (5,600)
Haryanvi (2,100)Dogri (300)
Kumaoni (200)Kangri (100)
Garhwali (100)Marwari (80)
Bilaspuri (30)Maithili (20)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) 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
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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
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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