Dhund in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Dhund Abbasi people are said to have come to ancient Pakistan from Egypt around 850 AD, as traders and merchants in commodities. It is likely that they are descended from the Abbasid dynasty. This dynasty governed for 500 years from Baghdad, Iraq. The rule of the Abbasi extended eastwards across Afghanistan into the South Asian subcontinent, covering the eastern part of modern-day Pakistan. A conflicting acccount is that the Dhund Abbasi are descendants of Abbas, an uncle of the prophet Mohammad, but this may have little credibility.

Ministry Obstacles

Northern Pakistan, where the Dhund people reside, is especially resistant to the claims of Christ. Spiritual opposition is strong, not to mention the opposition from men.

Outreach Ideas

There are brave Pakistani Christians. Pray for their protection and for opportunities to take the Gospel to people groups such as the Dhund.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there is even a single follower of Christ among the Dhund of Pakistan and India. If there are secret believers we need to be in prayer for them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will reveal himself to the Dhund people in powerful ways. There is so much spiritual darkness in Pakistan to penetrate with the light of the Gospel.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-17
People Name General Dhund
People Name in Country Dhund
Population in Pakistan 636,000
World Population 644,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dandari, Dander, Malyar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kashmiri
People Name General Dhund
Ethnic Code CNN25i
People ID 16717
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (292,000) Punjab (208,000) Azad Kashmir (80,000) Islamabad (56,000)
Federally Administer (40)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (292,000) Punjab (208,000)
Azad Kashmir (80,000) Islamabad (56,000)
Federally Administer (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindko, Northern (184,000) Panjabi, Western (158,000) Urdu (92,000) Pashto, Northern (47,000)
Hindko, Southern (40,000) Shina (29,000) Shina, Kohistani (21,000) Khowar (9,500)
Pashto, Central (8,100) Pahari-Potwari (7,700) Kashmiri (5,100) Bateri (2,100)
Kohistani, Indus (1,300) Chilisso (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindko, Northern 184,000 Panjabi, Western 158,000
Urdu 92,000 Pashto, Northern 47,000
Hindko, Southern 40,000 Shina 29,000
Shina, Kohistani 21,000 Khowar 9,500
Pashto, Central 8,100 Pahari-Potwari 7,700
Kashmiri 5,100 Bateri 2,100
Kohistani, Indus 1,300 Chilisso 200
For Primary Language: Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1929)
New Testament Yes   (1991)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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