Sayyid in Nepal

Population

57,800

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Sayyid or Syed are among the largest of Muslim communities of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. They are said to trace their lineage directly back to the daughter of the Prophet Mohammad himself, Syed-un-Nisa Fatima Zehra. The Sayyid in South Asia came to India by sea over 600 years ago. Today they number over 13 million with over 60,000 in Nepal.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities. More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans and other Ashraf category Muslims. The Sayyid speak many languages in Nepal but the largest are Maithili, Nepali, Urdu and Bhojpuri. The Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni. Because of their position as religious teachers and priests they are considered 100% Muslim in each of the countries where their live.


What are Their Needs?

Because of the shear religious and political weight that the Sayyid carry in their respective communities, a transformed Sayyid leader for Christ could have influence like that of "Paul" in his day. Whole districts could be converted to be followers of Isa if Sayyid leaders came to know and trust the Truth. Pray for dreams and visions among these people during this month.



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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-07
People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Population in Nepal 57,800
World Population 14,562,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mashaikh, Mulla, Mushaq, Nadim Guruvulu, Pirzada
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Sayyid
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili (25,000) Urdu (16,000) Nepali (12,000) Bhojpuri (11,000)
Bengali (200) Awadhi (200) Rajbanshi (100) Marwari (20)
Bantawa (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 25,000 Urdu 16,000
Nepali 12,000 Bhojpuri 11,000
Bengali 200 Awadhi 200
Rajbanshi 100 Marwari 20
Bantawa 10
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-07

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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