Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

When those from the Indian subcontinent hear the word "Baghban," most think of the hit Bollywood film with that title. But when a farmer from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan hears that word, he thinks of himself, his family, and his community. 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Baghban people are a community of gardeners, and "Baghban" is the literal definition of their trade: gardener. 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. They have a Facebook site of some 2,000 members.


What Are Their Beliefs?

All Baghban are Muslims, as Islam has been deeply ingrained in their culture and identity. 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

* Scripture Prayers for the Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

* Pray that God will open Baghban hearts to the gospel and will raise up His ambassadors 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 for a disciple-making movement among the Baghban people in Pakistan and India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-26
People Name General Baghban (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Baghban (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation BAHG-vahn
Population this Country 197,000
Population all Countries 215,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Bagban; Bagvan; बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16284
ROP3 Code 111409
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
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 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
146,000
Punjab
48,000
Islamabad
2,700
Sindh
1,100
Balochistan
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 146,000
  Punjab 48,000
  Islamabad 2,700
  Sindh 1,100
  Balochistan 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Pashto, Northern (95,000 speakers)
Language Code pbu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
41,000
Hindko, Northern
40,000
Saraiki
26,000
Hindko, Southern
22,000
Urdu
14,000
Pashto, Central
2,400
Marwari
2,300
Sindhi
900
Pahari-Potwari
400
Primary Language Pashto, Northern (95,000 speakers)
Language Code pbu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 41,000
  Hindko, Northern 40,000
  Saraiki 26,000
  Hindko, Southern 22,000
  Urdu 14,000
  Pashto, Central 2,400
  Marwari 2,300
  Sindhi 900
  Pahari-Potwari 400
People Groups Speaking Pashto, Northern

Primary Language:  Pashto, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1824-2010)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1895)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Pashto, Northern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer
Film / Video The Savior 4 - Sowing of the Word
General General Ministry Resources
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Multi-Language Media
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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