Sindhi in Philippines


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Introduction / History

The Sindhi people are an ethnic group native to the former Sindh province of the British colony of "India" which also included modern day Bangladesh and Pakistan. Today Sindh is one of the provinces of Pakistan. Most Sindhi peoples were originally Hindus or Buddhists, but the arrival of Muslim Arabs in the 7th century deeply influenced Sindhi religion and culture. Following the partition of India in 1947, most Hindu Sindhis migrated to India, leaving Sunni Muslims to dominate the Sindh province of Pakistan.

Though many went to India, a fair number have gone all over the world, usually as businessmen. They are a well-known business community in Metro-Manila, the heart of the Philippines.


Where Are they Located?

The Sindhis are an urban, business-oriented community that thrives in Metro-Manila.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Sindhis in Metro-Manila are businessmen, but they also have others who are movie producers, lawyers, doctors, and other highly paid professionals. This is a wealthy community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there are many Sindhi Muslims in Pakistan, those who venture around the world are usually the Hindu Sindhis. They are pragmatic in their approach to the supernatural. They hope the gods or supernatural powers will grant them wealth and favor.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sindhis lack spiritual hunger. They need to want the abundant life that only Jesus can offer. Those who live in Singapore are focused on gaining wealth.


Prayer Points

Pray that Sindhis would discover that following Christ is more satisfying than storing up riches on earth.
Pray that Hindu-background believers would go to the Sindhi people and live godly lives among them.
Pray for lasting fruit to come from efforts to reach Sindhi families around the world.
Pray for a church planting movement among Sindhis to begin in the Philippines.


Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi in Philippines.


References

Profiles by Keith Carey of Global Prayer Digest
http://manilaindian.com/sindhi-community-facts/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14192/RP
http://www.asj.upd.edu.ph/mediabox/archive/ASJ-19-1981/singhrye.pdf
http://www.sindhitattler.com/ph.html
http://www.the-nri.com/life/culture/filipino-born-total-desi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Filipino


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-06-07
People Name General Sindhi
People Name in Country Sindhi
Pronunciation SIN-dee
Population this Country 32,000
Population all Countries 179,000
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 14192
ROP3 Code 109027
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Metro Manila, mostly in family groups.   Source:  Ethnologue 2020
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Metro Manila, mostly in family groups..   Source:  Ethnologue 2020

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.05 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
5.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Sindhi (32,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sindhi (32,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Photo Source Khalid Mahmood - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more