Sayyid in India


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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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 the Entire People Group

Pray the Sayyid community will increasingly hunger to truly know and follow Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih).


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-15
People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Population in India 7,727,000
World Population 15,668,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 154
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 Punjabi
People Group Sayyid
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Total Subgroups on file 43
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Husaini
352,000
Qizwi
274,000
Zaidi
136,000
Bukhari
105,000
Jafri
52,000
Naqvi
40,000
Kuzaimi
31,000
Mehdi
30,000
Taqwi
28,000
Abidi
27,000
Ulwi
21,000
Tirmizi
17,000
Mullah
16,000
Jalali
15,000
Chishti
13,000
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Sayyid
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Total Subgroups 43 (only 15 largest shown)
  Husaini 352,000
  Qizwi 274,000
  Zaidi 136,000
  Bukhari 105,000
  Jafri 52,000
  Naqvi 40,000
  Kuzaimi 31,000
  Mehdi 30,000
  Taqwi 28,000
  Abidi 27,000
  Ulwi 21,000
  Tirmizi 17,000
  Mullah 16,000
  Jalali 15,000
  Chishti 13,000
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 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
1,663,000
Maharashtra
1,276,000
Karnataka
880,000
Bihar
542,000
Rajasthan
537,000
West Bengal
479,000
Telangana
402,000
Andhra Pradesh
397,000
Madhya Pradesh
348,000
Gujarat
280,000
Tamil Nadu
230,000
Delhi
145,000
Assam
135,000
Jharkhand
101,000
Haryana
77,000
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 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 1,663,000
  Maharashtra 1,276,000
  Karnataka 880,000
  Bihar 542,000
  Rajasthan 537,000
  West Bengal 479,000
  Telangana 402,000
  Andhra Pradesh 397,000
  Madhya Pradesh 348,000
  Gujarat 280,000
  Tamil Nadu 230,000
  Delhi 145,000
  Assam 135,000
  Jharkhand 101,000
  Haryana 77,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (6,036,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
434,000
Telugu
160,000
Gujarati
146,000
Marwari
134,000
Tamil
130,000
Bhojpuri
86,000
Kannada
82,000
Marathi
71,000
Punjabi, Eastern
65,000
Dhundari
56,000
Merwari
33,000
Assamese
23,000
Awadhi
21,000
Maithili
20,000
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
20,000
Other People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (6,036,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 434,000
  Telugu 160,000
  Gujarati 146,000
  Marwari 134,000
  Tamil 130,000
  Bhojpuri 86,000
  Kannada 82,000
  Marathi 71,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 65,000
  Dhundari 56,000
  Merwari 33,000
  Assamese 23,000
  Awadhi 21,000
  Maithili 20,000
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 20,000
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  (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
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 A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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 Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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