Sayyid in India

Population

7,125,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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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 Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
ROP3 Code 113540
Joshua Project People ID 18045
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 7,125,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Mashaikh, Mulla, Mushaq, Nadim Guruvulu, Pirzada,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 5,586,206 Bengali 394,140 Telugu 160,545 Marwari 155,830
Tamil 128,450 Gujarati 124,125 Kannada 93,895 Bhojpuri 87,924
Marathi 76,800 Panjabi, Eastern 60,441 Dhundari 54,040 Assamese 20,710
Awadhi 20,530 Oriya 18,965 Maithili 18,370 Shekhawati 15,020
Mewari 12,600 Chhattisgarhi 12,065 Malayalam 11,600 Konkani, Goan 9,920
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Sayyid
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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