Bhisti in India

Population

521,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bhisti
People Name in Country Bhisti
ROP3 Code 111569
Joshua Project People ID 16418
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 521,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Abasi, Bihisti, Mashki, Pakhali, Pakhia, Saqqa, Shaikh Abbasi, Shaikh Saqqa,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 508,734 Marwari 4,330 Bai, Southern 3,300 Awadhi 2,860
Gujarati 1,540 Kanauji 1,400 Garhwali 1,280 Bundeli 1,150
Mewari 800 Dhundari 765 Hindi 510 Kumaoni 330
Panjabi, Eastern 250 Shekhawati 80 Bhojpuri 60 Sirmauri 30
Marathi 30
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Bhisti
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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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%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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