Bhangi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
77,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bhangi, a Scheduled Caste in India, were traditionally associated with scavenging, sweeping, basket-making, etc. In the colonial period they were brought into urban areas to perform the first two roles and they became an urban community. The majority are employed by the municipality as scavengers. In addition, they also prepare bamboo articles and work as drum-beaters. A few of the Bhangi living in cities are educated. Most Bhangi in South Asia are Hindu, but a sizable subgroup is Muslim, living in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhangi speak several languages, as most communities do in South Asia. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language subgroup.


Outreach Ideas

The Gospel of Christ needs to come to these people primarily in oral form. Pray for workers who know how to communicate the Gospel in story form, and also for videos and recordings to be made available to these people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no reported Christians among the Muslim Bhangi community, in any country of residence. Please pray the Lord will begin stirring the hearts of these people to find forgiveness for their sin. Pray they will be given growing interest in Isa (Jesus) as he is known in the Koran, and will be drawn to who Jesus truly is.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improving literacy rates among the Bhangi, and for a better standard of living. They have been among the Untouchable castes, and this stigma needs to be removed.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-14
People Name General Bhangi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Bhangi (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 77,000
World Population 217,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Balmiki, Barvashia, Bhangaro, Bhangia, Chuhra, Halalkhor, Hari, Jamphora, Korar, Lal Begi, Mehmar, Mehtar, Olgana, Rukhi, Zadmalli, भंगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16400
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: 2
Largest States
Sindh (74,000) Punjab (3,300)
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: 2
Sindh (74,000) Punjab (3,300)
Primary Language: Sindhi (26,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: snd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (22,000) Urdu (13,000) Punjabi, Western (6,800)
Goaria (3,300) Kacchi (500) Koli, Wadiyara (500)
Bagri (400) Marwari (200) Koli, Parkari (100)
Dhatki (90)
Primary Language: Sindhi (26,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (22,000) Urdu (13,000)
Punjabi, Western (6,800) Goaria (3,300)
Kacchi (500) Koli, Wadiyara (500)
Bagri (400) Marwari (200)
Koli, Parkari (100) Dhatki (90)
Primary Language: Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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