Sayyid in India

Population

7,171,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Sayyid are one of the larger segments of Muslims in India. The word literally means "master"; the closest English equivalent would be "sir" or "lord". Some Muslims use the term sayyid for the descendants of Abu Talib, uncle of Muhammad. Sayyid ancestors migrated to India from different parts of Iran.


Ministry Obstacles

The Sayyid may have an inadequate understanding of who Jesus truly is, the Son of God, deity.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to build good relationships with the Sayyid people, friendships based upon trust.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the followers of Christ that will soon emerge from the Sayyid community will become well established in the faith, fully trusting in Christ for their eternal life and for power to live the present life. Pray they will live holy lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sayyid community will increasingly hunger to truly know and follow Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Population in India 7,171,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mashaikh, Mulla, Mushaq, Nadim Guruvulu, Pirzada
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Sayyid
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 5,574,000 Bengali 394,000 Telugu 163,000 Tamil 127,000
Gujarati 124,000 Marwari 124,000 Kannada 95,000 Bhojpuri 88,000
Marathi 77,000 Panjabi, Eastern 60,000 Dhundari 54,000 Merwari 32,000
Assamese 21,000 Awadhi 21,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 20,000 Oriya 19,000
Maithili 18,000 Shekhawati 15,000 Mewari 13,000 Malayalam 11,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 5,574,000 Bengali 394,000
Telugu 163,000 Tamil 127,000
Gujarati 124,000 Marwari 124,000
Kannada 95,000 Bhojpuri 88,000
Marathi 77,000 Panjabi, Eastern 60,000
Dhundari 54,000 Merwari 32,000
Assamese 21,000 Awadhi 21,000
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 20,000 Oriya 19,000
Maithili 18,000 Shekhawati 15,000
Mewari 13,000 Malayalam 11,000
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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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