Atishbaz in Pakistan

Population

890

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Atishbaz belong to a relatively small Muslim community found in Uttar Pradesh.

The word Atishbaz comes from two Persian words. "Atish" means "fire" and "baz" means "to play". Since the group manufactures fireworks, it is believed that this name is derived from that occupation. Their own tradition holds that the people were brought by the Mughals from Central Asia. Once the Mughal Empire waned, they began to work manufacturing fireworks.


Where are they Located?

Most of the Atishbaz are found in several districts of Uttar Pradesh. A few are also found in Pakistan.

In India most of them speak Urdu, while the community in Pakistan speaks Sindhi.


What are Their Lives Like?

Besides the manufacture and sale of fireworks many now work on private farms or as agricultural workers. In addition, some of them are factory workers or even businessmen.

Their society is divided into several settlements, each with its own caste council (the "panchayat"), which governs that community. The Atishbaz prefer to marry their close kin exclusively.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Atishbaz are Sunni Muslims.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atishbaz



Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Atishbaz
People Name in Country Atishbaz
Population in Pakistan 890
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Barudgir, Hawaigar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Atishbaz
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi (800) Urdu (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 800 Urdu 100
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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