Atishbaz in Pakistan


Population
900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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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 Pakistan 900
World Population 4,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Barudgir, Hawaigar, आतिशबाज़
People ID 16260
ROP3 Code 111382
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 1
Sindh (900)

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Primary Language: Sindhi (700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: snd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (100)
Primary Language: Sindhi (700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (100)
Primary Language: Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
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Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
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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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