Sindhi in Singapore


Population
10,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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. The more fortunate Sindhis were able to go to Singapore, a nation that thrives on business. The Sindhis founded the Singapore Sindhi Association in 1921. A much larger number of Sindhis began to arrive in Singapore during the early 1950s.


Where Are they Located?

Sindhis are concentrated at Enggor Street.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Life in Singapore is very fast-paced. Only those with abundant wealth can afford to live in this high-priced city-state.


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 Singapore.


References

Profiles by Keith Carey of Global Prayer Digest
http://singaporesindhi.com.sg/web/
https://sindhisupportsystem.wordpress.com/category/singapore-sindhis/
http://singaporesindhi.com.sg/web/
http://singaporesindhi.com.sg/web/about-us/overview/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_nyXbhPLTc
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=10720
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_diaspora
http://www.worldsindhicongress.org/category/theme/sindhi-diaspora/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2010/10/13


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sindhi
People Name in Country Sindhi
Population in Singapore 10,000
World Population 96,900
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 14192
ROP3 Code 109027
Country Singapore
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Singapore
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Sindhi (10,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect Visholi
Dialect Code 16748   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Primary Language Sindhi (10,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Visholi
Dialect Code 16748   Global Recordings 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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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
93.00 %
Islam
4.00 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
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  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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