Sudhan in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



The city of Rawalakot, the capital of the Sudhan tribe, suffered significant damage from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Sudhuns are a tightly knit community, and female education is highly valued. Wahabi influence has recently been noted among the Sudhans.

Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan is generally hostile to Christian witness, made worse by Wahabi influence.

Outreach Ideas

Focused, sustained prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Sudhan community to receive the Gospel of Christ when it comes. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no followers of Christ among the Sudhan community. But please pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself, that they will clearly understand the grace and truth offered through faith in Christ, resting fully on his finished work on the cross, and the power of His life within them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the proud Sudhan community to clearly see their need for a Savior, and recognize Jesus as the provision God has provided.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-07
People Name General Sudhan
People Name in Country Sudhan
Population in Pakistan 187,000
World Population 207,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kashmiri
People Name General Sudhan
Ethnic Code CNN25i
People ID 18180
Country Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Azad Kashmir (178,000) Gilgit-Baltistan (5,900) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (500)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Azad Kashmir (178,000) Gilgit-Baltistan (5,900)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (500)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindko, Northern (65,000) Urdu (58,000) Pashto, Northern (32,000) Panjabi, Western (16,000)
Shina (5,500) Kashmiri (3,400) Gujari (1,900) Pahari-Potwari (1,600)
Shina, Kohistani (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindko, Northern 65,000 Urdu 58,000
Pashto, Northern 32,000 Panjabi, Western 16,000
Shina 5,500 Kashmiri 3,400
Gujari 1,900 Pahari-Potwari 1,600
Shina, Kohistani 80

For Main Lanugage: Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1929)
New Testament Yes   (1991)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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Other / Small
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Christian Segments Percent
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Other Christian
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Roman Catholic
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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