Sindhi in Kenya


Population
3,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Sindhi merchants moved to Zanzibar, East Africa, in the early 19th century, and in 1883 the first Sindhi emigrated from Zanzibar to Kenya. Shortly after that, other merchants moved from Sindh in modern day Pakistan, to Mombasa where they opened textile shops. Owners employed fellow Sindhis, and their numbers grew. Some set up branches in Nairobi, though most stayed in Mombasa.


Where Are they Located?

Sindhis originated in what is now Pakistan's Sindh Province. During the 1947 Partition, Hindu Sindhis in what was becoming Muslim Pakistan, fled for their lives to India. They are especially populous in India, but they also live in many countries of the world including Kenya, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Singapore, the US, and the Philippines.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sindhis are noted for their ability to prosper as businessmen. Some are in other kinds of high-paying jobs. In Kenya they have their own organizations like the Sindhi Family Welfare Society that makes sure members of their community have their needs met.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sindhi Hindus in Kenya follow Hindu rites and rituals, but they revere the Sikh holy book Sri Guru Granth Sahib with its teachings from 10 Sikh Gurus. The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, was born in 1469. His portrait, along with those of other Sikh Gurus, hangs in their Hindu temples.


What Are Their Needs?

Sindhis are among the world's best international businessmen. As such, they are usually much more in touch with the business world, which has helped them prosper economically. It is very difficult for people like this to have the spiritual hunger to seek and find Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Almighty God will unloose His power and touch the hearts of the Hindu Sindhis in Kenya. May they understand how much He loves them and longs to adopt them into His holy family.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will raise up and send God's children to draw Sindhis to the Father.
* Pray for Sindhis in Kenya to be discipled in the ways of Jesus, and teach their children to do the same.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14192/MY

http://allafrica.com/stories/201503250844.html
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Hindu-Sindhis-in-Kenya/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_diaspora
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/222691-The-Sindhi-diaspora


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sindhi
People Name in Country Sindhi
Population in Kenya 3,000
World Population 97,900
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 14192
ROP3 Code 109027
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Sindhi (3,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Primary Language Sindhi (3,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1954)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
5.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source COMIBAM / Sepal 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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