Archive for March, 2012


Posted: March 25, 2012 in Unreached People groups


Khalpa People of Gujarat


Khalpa gj pages 159-162


Khalpa H-M page 369



Posted: March 25, 2012 in Uncategorized


Alternate names: Kharadi, Sangar, Sangara, Manka


Sanghar (Manka) pages 861-867


Sanghar gj pages 1246-1251


Posted: March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Nagda population id 42000 are Jians in the area of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh and other parts of Mewari speaking South Rajasthan.

Nagda of Rajasthan

Nagda Profile


Posted: March 22, 2012 in Great Commission

The community is historically associated with the occupation of cotton ginning. In the local language, Rajasthani, the word “kani” means cotton, and a “kandera” means someone who works with cotton.

Their native dialect is Braj Bhasa.

See information and Map on Joshua project click here 


Kandera anthropolgy info part 1


Kandera of Rajasthan


Kandera people

Dombari or Kolhati people of Maharashtra


Dombari article

Dombari Gypsy People

Click for anthropology information Dombari Kolhati

More information under Kolhati   Kolhati information


Posted: March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sargara of Rajashthan

Sargara UUPG Rajasthan


Posted: March 18, 2012 in Great Commission, Missions

The name Bishnoi is derived from the words ‘bis’ (twenty) and ‘nau’ (nine), and thus denotes the twenty-nine tenets of their faith. The name Bishnoi is associated with that of Lord Vishnu incarnated as Tanbhoji.

The Bishnoi are believed to have descended from a number of commtmities like the Jar, Bania, Rajput, Khati and Gaena. On becoming Bishnoi, they commonly give up their caste names and call themselves after their new creed. They are followers of the great Hindu reformer Jambaji, who was born in Bikaner state in AD 1451. They have four religious texts, namely the Jambo Sagra, Jambo Gita, Jambasor and Sabtakki Bansi.

The Vishnoi of Madhya Pradesh are popularly known as Marwari as they originally belonged to the Marwar region of Rajasthan. They use Rama as their surname. Their attitude towards education is negative. They use both traditional and modern medicare. There are teachers, government employees and political leaders among them.

They now live in Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In They live in Rajasthan in the districts of Barmer, Jalor, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner.

Language They speak Marwari among themselves and Hindi with others

Bishnoi of Rajasthan