Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

The Muslim Baghban people are spread far and wide. As a result, they speak eight languages. You can find them in both the rural and urban parts of India and Pakistan. They also have a Facebook site of some 2,000 members. Although they speak Awalhi, they use Urdu as a trade language. The Baghban's name derives from their occupation. It means "gardener."


Where Are they Located?

The Baghban people live in rural and urban India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, most live in the northernmost Khyber-Pukhtoon-Khwa (formerly Northwestern) Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Baghban people are agriculturalists who raise vegetables on small plots. However, others engage in wholesale and retail sales of fruits. In Pakistan they have an educational trust. There is also a Baghban Muslim Welfare Association that advocates for their needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In Pakistan the Baghban people are solidly Sunni Muslim. We know of no followers of Christ among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Baghban community needs to hear about what Jesus can do for them as individuals, as families, and as communities. There are evangelistic materials available to them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will open Baghban hearts to the gospel and will raise up people of peace to tell them of Jesus.
* Pray that God will reveal Himself in dreams and visions and send believers who can explain those dreams and visions to them.
* Pray that many will be drawn to read or listen to gospel resources.
* Pray that churches will adopt this people group and support those seeking to win them to become part of God's family.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among the Baghban people in Pakistan and India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghban
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/muslim-baghban-people/
http://www.baghbanpk.org/


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-09
People Name General Baghban (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Baghban (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 250,000
World Population 267,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Bagban, Bagvan, बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16284
ROP3 Code 111409
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
193,000
Punjab
54,000
Islamabad
1,700
Sindh
900
Federally Administer
800
Balochistan
90
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 193,000
  Punjab 54,000
  Islamabad 1,700
  Sindh 900
  Federally Administer 800
  Balochistan 90
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (131,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindko, Southern
32,000
Hindko, Northern
31,000
Pashto, Northern
20,000
Urdu
14,000
Saraiki
4,300
Marwari
300
Sindhi
200
Pashto, Central
40
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (131,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindko, Southern 32,000
  Hindko, Northern 31,000
  Pashto, Northern 20,000
  Urdu 14,000
  Saraiki 4,300
  Marwari 300
  Sindhi 200
  Pashto, Central 40
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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