The Bishnois community follows 29 principles. Guru Jambheshwar had laid down 29 principles to be followed by the sect in 1485 A.D. In Hindi, Bish means 20 and noi means 9; thus, Bishnoi translates as Twenty-niners.
^Caroline Finkel, Osman's Dream. New York: Basic Books (2006): xv. "The modern Turkish alphabet has 29 letters, of which three vowels and three consonants are unfamiliar to those who do not know the language, and one consonant is pronounced differently from English."
^Anthony Ham, Miles Roddis & Graeme Cornwallis, Norway. New York: Lonely Planet (2005): 413. "The modern Norwegian alphabet has 29 letters: those used in English, plus the vowels æ, ø and a (which are listed at the end of the alphabet)."
^Stephen F. Tomajczyk, To Be a U.S. Marine. New York: Zenith Imprint (2004): 155. "Twenty-nine stumps—Slang for Twenty-nine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, located in California's Mojave Desert."