Bhisti in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Barelvi Unknown
Deobandi Unknown
Qadiri Unknown

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

Much prayer and many dedicated workers are needed. Stories from Scripture concerning the person and work of Christ will be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 for the Entire People Group

Pray the Bhisti community will increasingly thirst for Living Water.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhisti
People Name in Country Bhisti
Population in India 541,000
World Population 607,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
477,000
Rajasthan
34,000
Uttarakhand
14,000
Madhya Pradesh
8,900
Maharashtra
2,500
Gujarat
2,200
Bihar
400
Himachal Pradesh
400
Delhi
400
Karnataka
300
Chhattisgarh
200
Manipur
50
Odisha
40
Dadra and Nagar Have
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Uttar Pradesh 477,000
  Rajasthan 34,000
  Uttarakhand 14,000
  Madhya Pradesh 8,900
  Maharashtra 2,500
  Gujarat 2,200
  Bihar 400
  Himachal Pradesh 400
  Delhi 400
  Karnataka 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Manipur 50
  Odisha 40
  Dadra and Nagar Have 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (517,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Braj Bhasha
3,300
Marwari
3,300
Awadhi
2,900
Merwari
1,500
Gujarati
1,400
Kanauji
1,400
Garhwali
1,300
Bundeli
1,200
Mewari
800
Dhundari
800
Hindi
500
Kumaoni
300
Punjabi, Eastern
300
Shekhawati
70
Bhojpuri
60
Other People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (517,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Braj Bhasha 3,300
  Marwari 3,300
  Awadhi 2,900
  Merwari 1,500
  Gujarati 1,400
  Kanauji 1,400
  Garhwali 1,300
  Bundeli 1,200
  Mewari 800
  Dhundari 800
  Hindi 500
  Kumaoni 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 300
  Shekhawati 70
  Bhojpuri 60
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  (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
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 Steve Evans  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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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