Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
248,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 

Prayer / Resource Links:
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 248,000
World Population 265,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Progress Scale 1
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 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(191,000)
Punjab
(53,000)
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 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (191,000)
  Punjab (53,000)
  Islamabad (1,700)
  Sindh (900)
  Federally Administer (800)
  Balochistan (90)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Ethnologue Language Map
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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)
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 No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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