Bhisti in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


The Greatest Sacrifice

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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 540,000
World Population 601,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Abasi, Abbasi, 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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (478,000) Rajasthan (33,000) Uttarakhand (13,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,000)
Gujarat (2,500) Maharashtra (2,300) Himachal Pradesh (400) Bihar (400)
Delhi (300) Karnataka (200) Chhattisgarh (100) Odisha (30)
Manipur (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (478,000) Rajasthan (33,000)
Uttarakhand (13,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,000)
Gujarat (2,500) Maharashtra (2,300)
Himachal Pradesh (400) Bihar (400)
Delhi (300) Karnataka (200)
Chhattisgarh (100) Odisha (30)
Manipur (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (509,000) Braj Bhasha (3,300) Awadhi (2,900) Marwari (2,800)
Gujarati (1,600) 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 1,600 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

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
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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