Sayyid in Nepal



Population

62,500

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.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-07
People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Population in Nepal 63,000
World Population 14,567,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Barwar, Dayarewale, Ghair-e-mehdi, Mahadavia, Mashaikh, Mehdiwale, Mulla, Mushaik, Mushaq, Nadim Guruvulu, Pirzada, Saiyed, Saiyid, Sayad, Sayd, Sayyad, Syed
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Sayyid
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 18045
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (15,000) Narayani (14,000) Kosi (12,000) Lumbini (10,000)
Sagarmatha (7,200) Bheri (4,300) Mechi (1,200) Rapti (1,200)
Bagmati (1,200) Dhawalagiri (400) Gandaki (300) Seti (200)
Mahakali (80)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (15,000) Narayani (14,000)
Kosi (12,000) Lumbini (10,000)
Sagarmatha (7,200) Bheri (4,300)
Mechi (1,200) Rapti (1,200)
Bagmati (1,200) Dhawalagiri (400)
Gandaki (300) Seti (200)
Mahakali (80)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (27,000) Maithili (21,000) Bhojpuri (11,000) Nepali (8,500)
Awadhi (200) Marwari (100) Bengali (30) Rajbanshi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 27,000 Maithili 21,000
Bhojpuri 11,000 Nepali 8,500
Awadhi 200 Marwari 100
Bengali 30 Rajbanshi
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language

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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