Dhund in Pakistan


Population
636,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Dhund
People Name in Country Dhund
Population in Pakistan 636,000
World Population 645,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Dandari, Dander, Malyar, ढूंड
People ID 16717
ROP3 Code 111954
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: 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (292,000) Punjab (208,000) Azad Kashmir (80,000)
Islamabad (56,000) Federally Administer (40)
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: 5
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (292,000) Punjab (208,000)
Azad Kashmir (80,000) Islamabad (56,000)
Federally Administer (40)
Primary Language: Hindko, Northern (184,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hno   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Western (158,000) Urdu (92,000) Pashto, Northern (47,000)
Hindko, Southern (40,000) Shina (29,000) Shina, Kohistani (21,000)
Khowar (9,500) Pashto, Central (8,100) Pahari-Potwari (7,700)
Kashmiri (5,100) Bateri (2,100) Kohistani, Indus (1,300)
Chilisso (200)
Primary Language: Hindko, Northern (184,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Western (158,000) Urdu (92,000)
Pashto, Northern (47,000) Hindko, Southern (40,000)
Shina (29,000) Shina, Kohistani (21,000)
Khowar (9,500) Pashto, Central (8,100)
Pahari-Potwari (7,700) Kashmiri (5,100)
Bateri (2,100) Kohistani, Indus (1,300)
Chilisso (200)
Primary Language: Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1929)
New Testament Yes   (1991)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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