Sindhi in United States

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

All Sindhi were originally from the southeastern province of Pakistan, Sindh. Many Hindu and Sikh Sindhi left Pakistan for India after the 1947 Partition. Some of these Hindu Sindhi have migrated to the USA. Besides Pakistan and India eight other countries have Sindhi populations.

Some Sindhi in the USA have retained their language of Sindhi at home while speaking English on the job or at school. Some speak English at home and as their first language now.

A complete Bible and the JESUS Film are available in the Sindhi language.

Only a tiny fraction of American Sindhi claims to be followers of Jesus Christ.

What Are Their Lives Like?

In Pakistan and India most Sindhi work in agriculture and animal husbandry. In the USA, American Sindhi work a variety of jobs. Some work in the professions in medicine, science, finance, and education. Some work as teachers, managers, in retail and in administration. Social division exists on the basis of occupation and income.

Most parents and grandparents want their children to retain their Sindhi heritage, and language. Many Sindhi young people are indistinguishable from other young Americans. In Pakistan, Sindhi parents often choose the spouse of their son or daughter. In the USA, young people choose their own mates. These partners are frequently not from the Sindhi culture.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Upon arriving in the USA, many Sindhi become secular and Hindu in name only. American Sindhi celebrate both Hindu and American holidays. Almost all Sindhi in the USA claim that they are Hindus. They pay their primary devotion to Shiva, the destroyer god and to the Mother Goddess Durga. Hinduism is the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring, Diwali, the festival of lights, Navratri, the celebration of autumn, and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday. American Sindhi celebrate both Hindu and American holidays.

What Are Their Needs?

Many Sindhi in the USA may enjoy economic prosperity. However, they must come to understand their need for their sins to be forgiven. Only the Lord Jesus can do that.

Prayer Points

Pray that each individual of the Sindhi community will increasingly realize his or her opportunity to know forgiveness of sin and a new life found in Jesus Christ.

Pray that believers in the USA will reach out and build relationships with their Sindhi neighbors.

Pray that American Sindhi would develop a spiritual hunger that would lead them to read the Bible.

Pray the Lord raises up a disciple making movement among the American Sindhi in this decade.

Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi in United States.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-05-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-05-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-05-28
People Name General Sindhi
People Name in Country Sindhi
Pronunciation SIN-dee
Alternate Names
Population this Country 51,000
Population all Countries 181,000
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14192
ROP3 Code 109027
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of Sindhi in United States
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Sindhi (51,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sindhi (51,000 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
Possible Print Bibles
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 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, audio, video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
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 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.