Ansari in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Shaikh Momin 413,000

Introduction

The Ansari people are noted for their friendliness and their helpfulness. They are predominately artisans by trade and are mostly poor and illiterate. The weaving of silk is a common trade skill of these people. Although traditionally weavers and textile sellers, the Ansaris are now involved in a wide range of small business enterprises.


Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan is a country that is very hostile to the gospel. It is almost impossible for believers to stay long enough to help people find their way to the cross, and be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ.


Outreach Ideas

The friendliness of the Ansaris can open doors for believers to develop closeness and opportunities to share the gospel.


Prayer Focus

There are no known Ansaris who follow Christ in Pakistan. Pray for the Lord to find a way to draw these people into his family. Pray for the Lord to bless the Ansaris in such a way that they will know He is the one to follow.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Ansari people a hunger for righteousness and holiness that will turn their hearts to Jesus.
Pray for the Lord to find a way to get His children into Ansari communities so that they can enjoy the blessings of the Savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Ansari in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

The Ansari
Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Additional Info
Ansari profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-19
People Name General Ansari
People Name in Country Ansari
Pronunciation ahn-SAH-ree
Population this Country 4,854,000
Population all Countries 17,535,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 97
Alternate Names Asar; Dewang; Garana; Jhola Jola; Jola; Jolha; Julaha; Julia; Kabirpanthi; Karikar; Kuchchak; Marwadi; Meman; Momin; Momin Ansari; Mominson; Momna; Sale; Shaikh Momin; Sheikh Mohmandi; Tari; Vankar; अंसारी
People ID 16221
ROP3 Code 111334
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
4,339,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
261,000
Islamabad
71,000
Sindh
53,000
Balochistan
500
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 4,339,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 261,000
  Islamabad 71,000
  Sindh 53,000
  Balochistan 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,148,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
1,299,000
Urdu
1,081,000
Pahari-Potwari
129,000
Hindko, Northern
104,000
Hindko, Southern
98,000
Marwari
55,000
Pashto, Northern
19,000
Sindhi
11,000
Pashto, Central
7,900
Bagri
2,400
Dhatki
400
Shina, Kohistani
300
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,148,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 1,299,000
  Urdu 1,081,000
  Pahari-Potwari 129,000
  Hindko, Northern 104,000
  Hindko, Southern 98,000
  Marwari 55,000
  Pashto, Northern 19,000
  Sindhi 11,000
  Pashto, Central 7,900
  Bagri 2,400
  Dhatki 400
  Shina, Kohistani 300
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
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 DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Return Create International
Film / Video The Return Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more