Atishbaz in India


Population
3,200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Atishbaz belong to a relatively small Muslim community found in Uttar Pradesh.

The word Atishbaz comes from two Persian words. "Atish" means "fire" and "baz" means "to play". Since the group manufactures fireworks, it is believed that this name is derived from that occupation. Their own tradition holds that the people were brought by the Mughals from Central Asia. Once the Mughal Empire waned, they began to work manufacturing fireworks.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Atishbaz are found in several districts of Uttar Pradesh. A few are also found in Pakistan.

In India most of them speak Urdu, while the community in Pakistan speaks Sindhi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Besides the manufacture and sale of fireworks many now work on private farms or as agricultural workers. In addition, some of them are factory workers or even businessmen.

Their society is divided into several settlements, each with its own caste council (the "panchayat"), which governs that community. The Atishbaz prefer to marry their close kin exclusively.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Atishbaz are Sunni Muslims.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atishbaz


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Atishbaz
People Name in Country Atishbaz
Population in India 3,200
World Population 4,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Barudgir, Hawaigar, आतिशबाज़
People ID 16260
ROP3 Code 111382
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (2,900) Himachal Pradesh (300) Uttarakhand (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Uttar Pradesh (2,900) Himachal Pradesh (300)
Uttarakhand (40)

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Primary Language: Urdu (3,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (60)
Primary Language: Urdu (3,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (60)
Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
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 Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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 Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
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General Four Spiritual Laws
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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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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