Bhisti in India



Population

524,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Greatest Sacrifice

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Introduction

The term bihishti is derived from the Persian word bihisht, meaning paradise, and they were so named on account of the services they rendered to thirsty soldiers. They claim their ancestry from Hazrat Abbas Alamdar, who went to fetch water from a pond in a skin-bag to quench the thirst of the followers of Imam Husain on their way to Damascus. The Bihishti belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They venerate their village deity, Khera Dev.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhisti may well have an inadequate understanding of who Isa (Jesus) of the Koran truly is. Pray the Lord will open their eyes.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer and many dedicated workers are needed. Stories from Scripture concerning the person and work of Christ will be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the Lord will begin to call out believers. Pray they will be adequately instructed in the faith, and will grow to maturity in Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Bhisti community will increasingly thirst for Living Water.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhisti
People Name in Country Bhisti
Population in India 524,000
World Population 583,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Abasi, Abbasi, Bhisti, Bihisti, Chambhar, Mashki, Maski, Mochi, Pakhali, Pakhia, Parkhali, Sakka, Saqqa, Sekh Abbasi, Shaikh Abbasi, Shaikh Saqqa, Sheikh Abbasi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General Bhisti
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 16418
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (471,000) Rajasthan (33,000) Uttarakhand (13,000) Madhya Pradesh (8,800)
Gujarat (2,400) Maharashtra (2,100) Himachal Pradesh (400) Bihar (400)
Delhi (300) Karnataka (200) Chhattisgarh (100) Manipur (30)
Odisha (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (10)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (471,000) Rajasthan (33,000)
Uttarakhand (13,000) Madhya Pradesh (8,800)
Gujarat (2,400) Maharashtra (2,100)
Himachal Pradesh (400) Bihar (400)
Delhi (300) Karnataka (200)
Chhattisgarh (100) Manipur (30)
Odisha (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (509,000) Braj Bhasha (3,300) Awadhi (2,900) Marwari (2,800)
Gujarati (1,500) Merwari (1,500) Kanauji (1,400) Garhwali (1,300)
Bundeli (1,200) Mewari (800) Dhundari (800) Hindi (500)
Kumaoni (300) Panjabi, Eastern (300) Shekhawati (80) Bhojpuri (60)
Marathi (30) Sirmauri (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 509,000 Braj Bhasha 3,300
Awadhi 2,900 Marwari 2,800
Gujarati 1,500 Merwari 1,500
Kanauji 1,400 Garhwali 1,300
Bundeli 1,200 Mewari 800
Dhundari 800 Hindi 500
Kumaoni 300 Panjabi, Eastern 300
Shekhawati 80 Bhojpuri 60
Marathi 30 Sirmauri 30
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 Global Recordings
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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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