Bhisti in India


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

Introduction

The term bihishti is derived from the Persian word bihisht, meaning paradise, and they were so named on account of the services they rendered to thirsty soldiers. They claim their ancestry from Hazrat Abbas Alamdar, who went to fetch water from a pond in a skin-bag to quench the thirst of the followers of Imam Husain on their way to Damascus. The Bihishti belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They venerate their village deity, Khera Dev.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhisti may well have an inadequate understanding of who Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) truly is. Pray the Lord will open their eyes.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Bhisti families and communities.


Prayer Focus

Pray the Lord will begin to call out believers. Pray they will be adequately instructed in the faith, and will grow to maturity in Christ. Pray the Bhisti community will increasingly thirst for Living Water.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhisti in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-09
People Name General Bhisti
People Name in Country Bhisti
Pronunciation PEESH-tee
Population this Country 643,000
Population all Countries 712,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
Alternate Names Abasi; Abbasi; Bihisti; Chambhar; Mashki; Maski; Mochi; Pakhali; Pakhia; Parkhali; Sakka; Saqqa; Sekh Abbasi; Shaikh Abbasi; Shaikh Saqqa; Sheikh Abbasi; भिस्ती
People ID 16418
ROP3 Code 111569
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
563,000
Rajasthan
44,000
Uttarakhand
17,000
Madhya Pradesh
10,000
Gujarat
3,100
Maharashtra
2,900
Bihar
500
Delhi
500
Karnataka
400
Himachal Pradesh
400
Chhattisgarh
200
Manipur
50
Odisha
40
Dadra and Nagar Have
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Uttar Pradesh 563,000
  Rajasthan 44,000
  Uttarakhand 17,000
  Madhya Pradesh 10,000
  Gujarat 3,100
  Maharashtra 2,900
  Bihar 500
  Delhi 500
  Karnataka 400
  Himachal Pradesh 400
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Manipur 50
  Odisha 40
  Dadra and Nagar Have 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (527,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
5,000
Braj Bhasha
2,900
Awadhi
2,700
Gujarati
1,800
Kanauji
1,400
Garhwali
1,300
Bundeli
1,200
Mewari
800
Dhundari
800
Hindi
400
Kumaoni
300
Punjabi, Eastern
100
Shekhawati
70
Bhojpuri
60
Marathi
30
Primary Language Urdu (527,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 5,000
  Braj Bhasha 2,900
  Awadhi 2,700
  Gujarati 1,800
  Kanauji 1,400
  Garhwali 1,300
  Bundeli 1,200
  Mewari 800
  Dhundari 800
  Hindi 400
  Kumaoni 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
  Shekhawati 70
  Bhojpuri 60
  Marathi 30
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Steve Evans - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more