Dhund in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction

The Dhund Abbasi people are said to have come to ancient Pakistan from Egypt around 850 AD, as traders and merchants in commodities. It is likely that they are descended from the Abbasid dynasty. This dynasty governed for 500 years from Baghdad, Iraq. The rule of the Abbasi extended eastwards across Afghanistan into the South Asian subcontinent, covering the eastern part of modern-day Pakistan. A conflicting acccount is that the Dhund Abbasi are descendants of Abbas, an uncle of the prophet Mohammad, but this may have little credibility.


Ministry Obstacles

Northern Pakistan, where the Dhund people reside, is especially resistant to the claims of Christ. Spiritual opposition is strong, not to mention the opposition from men.


Outreach Ideas

There are brave Pakistani Christians. Pray for their protection and for opportunities to take the Gospel to people groups such as the Dhund.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there is even a single follower of Christ among the Dhund of Pakistan and India. If there are secret believers we need to be in prayer for them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will reveal himself to the Dhund people in powerful ways. There is so much spiritual darkness in Pakistan to penetrate with the light of the Gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Dhund in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-27
People Name General Dhund
People Name in Country Dhund
Pronunciation duhnd
World Population 779,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Dandari, Dander, Malyar, ढूंड
People ID 16717
ROP3 Code 111954
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 4
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
346,000
Punjab
227,000
Islamabad
117,000
Azad Kashmir
79,000
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 4
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 346,000
  Punjab 227,000
  Islamabad 117,000
  Azad Kashmir 79,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (211,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
204,000
Urdu
118,000
Hindko, Southern
57,000
Pashto, Northern
55,000
Shina
30,000
Shina, Kohistani
27,000
Pashto, Central
16,000
Khowar
13,000
Pahari-Potwari
8,300
Kashmiri
6,900
Bateri
2,800
Kohistani, Indus
1,800
Chilisso
300
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (211,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 204,000
  Urdu 118,000
  Hindko, Southern 57,000
  Pashto, Northern 55,000
  Shina 30,000
  Shina, Kohistani 27,000
  Pashto, Central 16,000
  Khowar 13,000
  Pahari-Potwari 8,300
  Kashmiri 6,900
  Bateri 2,800
  Kohistani, Indus 1,800
  Chilisso 300
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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 Galen Frysinger 
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 Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.