Bhisti in India


Population
554,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 Isa (Jesus) of the Koran 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 554,000
World Population 615,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (490,000) Rajasthan (34,000) Uttarakhand (15,000)
Madhya Pradesh (9,200) Maharashtra (2,400) Gujarat (2,200)
Bihar (500) Himachal Pradesh (400) Delhi (300)
Karnataka (300) Chhattisgarh (200) Manipur (50)
Odisha (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Uttar Pradesh (490,000) Rajasthan (34,000)
Uttarakhand (15,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,200)
Maharashtra (2,400) Gujarat (2,200)
Bihar (500) Himachal Pradesh (400)
Delhi (300) Karnataka (300)
Chhattisgarh (200) Manipur (50)
Odisha (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Primary Language: Urdu (510,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (3,300) Awadhi (2,900) Marwari (2,800)
Merwari (1,500) Kanauji (1,400) Gujarati (1,400)
Garhwali (1,300) Bundeli (1,200) Mewari (800)
Dhundari (800) Hindi (500) Kumaoni (300)
Punjabi, Eastern (300) Shekhawati (80) Bhojpuri (60)
Sirmauri (30) Marathi (30)
Primary Language: Urdu (510,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (3,300) Awadhi (2,900)
Marwari (2,800) Merwari (1,500)
Kanauji (1,400) Gujarati (1,400)
Garhwali (1,300) Bundeli (1,200)
Mewari (800) Dhundari (800)
Hindi (500) Kumaoni (300)
Punjabi, Eastern (300) Shekhawati (80)
Bhojpuri (60) Sirmauri (30)
Marathi (30)
Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
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Possible Print Bibles
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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 Bible stories
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 Gods Simple Plan
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
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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