Sayyid in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 43 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
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

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 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
World Population 17,371,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 159
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 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
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 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
1,709,000
Maharashtra
1,290,000
Karnataka
890,000
Rajasthan
551,000
Bihar
547,000
West Bengal
537,000
Telangana
405,000
Andhra Pradesh
400,000
Madhya Pradesh
351,000
Gujarat
286,000
Tamil Nadu
234,000
Delhi
154,000
Assam
138,000
Jharkhand
126,000
Haryana
78,000
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 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 1,709,000
  Maharashtra 1,290,000
  Karnataka 890,000
  Rajasthan 551,000
  Bihar 547,000
  West Bengal 537,000
  Telangana 405,000
  Andhra Pradesh 400,000
  Madhya Pradesh 351,000
  Gujarat 286,000
  Tamil Nadu 234,000
  Delhi 154,000
  Assam 138,000
  Jharkhand 126,000
  Haryana 78,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (6,279,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 51
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
433,000
Gujarati
145,000
Telugu
137,000
Tamil
127,000
Marwari
124,000
Bhojpuri
85,000
Kannada
69,000
Marathi
68,000
Punjabi, Eastern
65,000
Dhundari
56,000
Merwari
33,000
Assamese
23,000
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
21,000
Maithili
18,000
Awadhi
17,000
Primary Language Urdu (6,279,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 51
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 433,000
  Gujarati 145,000
  Telugu 137,000
  Tamil 127,000
  Marwari 124,000
  Bhojpuri 85,000
  Kannada 69,000
  Marathi 68,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 65,000
  Dhundari 56,000
  Merwari 33,000
  Assamese 23,000
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 21,000
  Maithili 18,000
  Awadhi 17,000
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
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 - 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 God's Love Story
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 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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.