Sayyid in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 27 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Qizwi 331,000
Zaidi 163,000
Bukhari 138,000
Jafri 62,000
Naqvi 42,000
Kuzaimi 34,000
Abidi 31,000
Mehdi 31,000
Taqwi 30,000
Mullah 23,000

Introduction

The Sayyid are one of the larger segments of Muslims in India. The word literally means "master"; the closest English equivalent would be "sir" or "lord". Some Muslims use the term sayyid for the descendants of Abu Talib, uncle of Muhammad. Sayyid ancestors migrated to India from different parts of Iran.


Ministry Obstacles

The Sayyid may have an inadequate understanding of who Jesus truly is, the Son of God, deity.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to build good relationships with the Sayyid people, friendships based upon trust.


Prayer Focus

Pray the followers of Christ that will soon be found in the Sayyid community will become well established in the faith, fully trusting in Christ for their eternal life and for power to live the present life. Pray they will live holy lives. Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within the Sayyid people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will increasingly hunger to truly know and follow Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih).


Scripture Prayers for the Sayyid in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-21
People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Pronunciation SAH-yeed
Population this Country 7,866,000
Population all Countries 14,530,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 157
Alternate Names Barwar; Dayarewale; Ghair-e-mehdi; Mahadavia; Mashaikh; Mehdiwale; Mulla; Mushaik; Mushaq; Nadim Guruvulu; Pirzada; Saiyed; Saiyid; Sayad; Sayd; Sayyad; Syed; साइयिड
People ID 18045
ROP3 Code 113540
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Muslim - Sayyid
People Group Sayyid
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 27 (only 15 largest shown)
  Qizwi 331,000
  Zaidi 163,000
  Bukhari 138,000
  Jafri 62,000
  Naqvi 42,000
  Kuzaimi 34,000
  Abidi 31,000
  Mehdi 31,000
  Taqwi 30,000
  Mullah 23,000
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 36
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
1,693,000
Maharashtra
1,286,000
Karnataka
878,000
Rajasthan
545,000
Bihar
544,000
West Bengal
530,000
Telangana
400,000
Andhra Pradesh
395,000
Madhya Pradesh
347,000
Gujarat
283,000
Tamil Nadu
234,000
Delhi
152,000
Assam
137,000
Jharkhand
124,000
Haryana
77,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 36  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 1,693,000
  Maharashtra 1,286,000
  Karnataka 878,000
  Rajasthan 545,000
  Bihar 544,000
  West Bengal 530,000
  Telangana 400,000
  Andhra Pradesh 395,000
  Madhya Pradesh 347,000
  Gujarat 283,000
  Tamil Nadu 234,000
  Delhi 152,000
  Assam 137,000
  Jharkhand 124,000
  Haryana 77,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (6,300,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 49
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
430,000
Marwari
158,000
Gujarati
144,000
Telugu
140,000
Tamil
130,000
Bhojpuri
85,000
Marathi
74,000
Kannada
71,000
Punjabi, Eastern
65,000
Dhundari
56,000
Assamese
25,000
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
18,000
Awadhi
17,000
Maithili
17,000
Shekhawati
12,000
Primary Language Urdu (6,300,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 49
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 430,000
  Marwari 158,000
  Gujarati 144,000
  Telugu 140,000
  Tamil 130,000
  Bhojpuri 85,000
  Marathi 74,000
  Kannada 71,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 65,000
  Dhundari 56,000
  Assamese 25,000
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 18,000
  Awadhi 17,000
  Maithili 17,000
  Shekhawati 12,000
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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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


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