Sindhi in Singapore


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Largest Religion
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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. 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.


Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi 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
Pronunciation SIN-dee
Alternate Names
Population this Country 4,500
Population all Countries 185,000
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14192
ROP3 Code 109027
ROP25 Code 307539
ROP25 Name Sindhi
Country Singapore
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Singapore
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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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 %
Primary Language Sindhi (4,500 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Visholi
Dialect Code 16748   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sindhi (4,500 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)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Khalid Mahmood - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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