Mussali in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

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?

The Pakistani Mussalis are concentrated in Punjab Province, though they live in the other provinces as well. Those in India are usually in Rajasthan, a state that borders Pakistan. 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 in Pakistan. They are looked down upon by other Pakistani 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.


Scripture Prayers for the Mussali in Pakistan.


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
Pronunciation moo-sah-LEE
Alternate Names मुस्सली
Population this Country 2,760,000
Population all Countries 2,776,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 55
People ID 17714
ROP3 Code 113164
ROP25 Code 309246
ROP25 Name Mussali
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
2,594,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
54,000
Islamabad
32,000
Sindh
13,000
Azad Kashmir
7,800
Balochistan
5,100
Gilgit-Baltistan
1,600
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 2,594,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 54,000
  Islamabad 32,000
  Sindh 13,000
  Azad Kashmir 7,800
  Balochistan 5,100
  Gilgit-Baltistan 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,383,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
990,000
Urdu
113,000
Marwari (Pakistan)
68,000
Pahari-Potwari
45,000
Hindko, Southern
44,000
Hindko, Northern
24,000
Sindhi
11,000
Pashto, Northern
8,200
Bagri
7,600
Pashto, Central
3,500
Balochi, Western
1,100
Dhatki
500
Shina
200
Kashmiri
100
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,383,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 990,000
  Urdu 113,000
  Marwari (Pakistan) 68,000
  Pahari-Potwari 45,000
  Hindko, Southern 44,000
  Hindko, Northern 24,000
  Sindhi 11,000
  Pashto, Northern 8,200
  Bagri 7,600
  Pashto, Central 3,500
  Balochi, Western 1,100
  Dhatki 500
  Shina 200
  Kashmiri 100
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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