Sindhi, Muslim traditions in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sindhi, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Sindhi, Muslim traditions
Population in India 17,000
World Population 179,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhatia, Kachchi, Sindhi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Sindhi
People Name General Sindhi, Muslim traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25p
People ID 18140
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (8,300) Maharashtra (7,300) Gujarat (1,400)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (8,300) Maharashtra (7,300)
Gujarat (1,400)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (6,400) Marwari (1,200) Gujarati (800) Urdu (600)
Kachchi (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 6,400 Marwari 1,200
Gujarati 800 Urdu 600
Kachchi 50
For Primary Language: Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Common Language New Testament Text / Printed Matter
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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