Sindhi Muslim in India



Population

16,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Sindhi Muslims of India are also called Sandhai. They live in Gujarat. They are nomadic and live in the Kutch district. The nomad lifestyle may be an obstacle to the gospel message being given to them. They speak Kutchi and they are supposed to have emigrated to Kutch and Saurashtra in about the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries.

The Sindhi are endogamous which means people from the clans do not allow marriage away from their group. Jadeja is one of the main clans.

The Sindhi are nomadic and look after cattle. They breed other animals such as buffaloes. They are Sunni Muslims. Many have gone to other parts of India looking for work. There is an opportunity here for the gospel to be given.

In Saurashtra the Sindhi live mostly in the Junagadh region. They have an association that looks after matters for them. Many of the Sindhi are farmers.

In the eighth century, Sindh became part of the Islamic Empire and has been used by Arabs to go to India. The Sindhi have Persian links that have affected them. The Sindhi Muslims have been influenced by Sufism and there are Sufi shrines in Sindh.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Sindhi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will give them the gospel too.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sandhai muslims
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sindhi Muslim
People Name in Country Sindhi Muslim
Population in India 16,000
World Population 99,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhatia, Kachchi, Sindhi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Sindhi
People Name General Sindhi Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25p
People ID 18140
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (8,100) Maharashtra (7,200) Gujarat (1,300)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (8,100) Maharashtra (7,200)
Gujarat (1,300)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (6,200) Marwari (1,200) Gujarati (1,000) Urdu (600)
Kachchi (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 6,200 Marwari 1,200
Gujarati 1,000 Urdu 600
Kachchi 50
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

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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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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