Bhat, Muslim in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language


The Greatest Sacrifice

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The Bhat are known for their 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). Their women wear vermilion and iron bangles as marriage symbols. They are mainly a landowning community. Muslim Bhat are Hindu converts to Islam. The Muslim Bhat place themselves in the higher order of Muslim communities. Regarding their funeral practices, the kalma and some verses from the Quran are recited in the ears of a dying person.

Ministry Obstacles

The fact that there is little intermarriage between the Shia and Sunni sects within the community shows that they are serious about their beliefs and will probably be resistant to any non-Muslim influence.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christians in the tribes near the Muslim Bhat will be prompted by the Lord to take the good news of Christ to these people. Pray they will be able to overcome tribal hostilities.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known Christians among the Muslim Bhat in India or Pakistan. But pray for the many the Lord will soon lead to himself in these countries. Pray they will soon see Jesus as deity, the very Son of God.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this small community will be able to live in harmony with their neighbors, especially their Hindu neighbors.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhat, Muslim
People Name in Country Bhat, Muslim
Population in Pakistan 55,000
World Population 282,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahrot, Bhaat, Bhatti, Brahma Bhat, Brahmabhat, Brahmabhatta, Dasund, Jaga, Kavi, Muslim Bhat, Ramavat, Rao
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Bhat, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 16407
Country Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (27,000) Azad Kashmir (17,000) Punjab (10,000) Islamabad (20)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (27,000) Azad Kashmir (17,000)
Punjab (10,000) Islamabad (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (17,000) Panjabi, Western (16,000) Sindhi (12,000) Hindko, Northern (4,300)
Seraiki (3,100) Marwari (1,200) Bagri (300) Kachchi (200)
Dhatki (100) Koli, Parkari (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 17,000 Panjabi, Western 16,000
Sindhi 12,000 Hindko, Northern 4,300
Seraiki 3,100 Marwari 1,200
Bagri 300 Kachchi 200
Dhatki 100 Koli, Parkari 20

For Main Lanugage: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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