Those who are from what is now Pakistan have been in Thailand (then called Siam) since the early 20th century. More of them arrived in Thailand during WWII. They are part of the South Asian communities in Thailand. Most Urdu speaking people in Thailand live in Bangkok.
Pakistani Urdu speakers can take white or blue collar jobs in Thailand. Some have been in trouble for forging passports. They are among the largest Muslim communities in that Buddhist country. There are many who are students, especially in Thailand's Asian Institute of Technology.
There is a higher concentration of Urdu speaking Ahmadiyya Muslims in Thailand than other parts of the world. The Ahmadiyyas are a relatively new sect of Islam that believes that an Islamic savior has come. They are considered heretics by most Muslims, and they often face violent persecution. Most likely they are safer in this tolerant Buddhist country.
The Urdu speakers in Thailand need the opportunity to make Jesus Christ central in their lives.
* Scripture Prayers for the Urdu in Thailand.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Urdu speakers in Thailand.
Pray for persons of peace among the Urdu people who will accept Christ's ambassadors.
Pray for a massive movement to Christ among Urdu speakers this decade leading to spiritual and physical blessings in Christ.
Pray for resources like the JESUS Film and Urdu language broadcasts to become widely available.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Urdu|
|People Name in Country||Urdu|
|Population this Country||7,300|
|Population all Countries||2,113,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Hindi; Islami; Muhajirs; Undri|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Bangkok, Mookherji area Source: Ethnologue 2010|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.40 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|