Mussali in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Indigenous Hindus were forcibly converted to Islam and given the derisive name "Mussali." Today they have low status wherever they live in South Asia.


Where Are they Located?

Mussali people in India usually live in Rajasthan. The Pakistani Mussalis are concentrated in Punjab Province, though they live in the other provinces as well. There is a smaller number of them in Afghanistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mussali people are sanitation workers who do the most menial and disgusting jobs. They are looked down upon by other communities. They are unhappy with their lot and they want more out of life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mussalis are Muslims who are affected by the caste system. They have low status, and their form of Islam is tainted by Hinduism. All they can do is put their faith in Allah, and hope that he will reward them on the day of judgment.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mussali people need opportunities to get the education they need to rise out of poverty.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Mussali people will have the blessings of spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to this untended field.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up the Mussali communities with both physical and spiritual blessings that will show other communities what He can do for any people who submit to His ways.


References

https://lubpak.com/archives/51659
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17714/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17714/AF


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mussali
People Name in Country Mussali
Population in India 9,900
World Population 2,560,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मुस्सली
People ID 17714
ROP3 Code 113164
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 7
Largest States
Rajasthan
4,100
Gujarat
3,500
Jammu and Kashmir
1,300
Punjab
700
Haryana
100
Himachal Pradesh
100
Chandigarh
30
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 7
  Rajasthan 4,100
  Gujarat 3,500
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,300
  Punjab 700
  Haryana 100
  Himachal Pradesh 100
  Chandigarh 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (5,600 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
2,600
Urdu
1,100
Dogri
500
Dhundari
100
Bagri
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (5,600 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 2,600
  Urdu 1,100
  Dogri 500
  Dhundari 100
  Bagri 20
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2002)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Naveed Akhtar 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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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