Sayyid in Pakistan


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Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Bukhari 96,000
Husaini 39,000
Gharshin 34,000
Chishti 22,000
Taran 8,900
Kaheri 7,500
Mashwani 7,000
Ustrana 6,200
Qadiri 2,300
Lakhiar 1,800

Introduction / History

The Sayyid or Syed are among the largest of Muslim communities of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. They are said to trace their lineage directly back to the daughter of the Prophet Mohammad himself, Syed-un-Nisa Fatima Zehra. The Sayyid in South Asia came to India by sea over 600 years ago. Today they number over 13 million with over 60,000 in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities. More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans and other Ashraf category Muslims. The Sayyid speak many languages in Nepal but the largest are Maithili, Nepali, Urdu and Bhojpuri. The Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni. Because of their position as religious teachers and priests they are considered 100% Muslim in each of the countries where their live.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of the shear religious and political weight that the Sayyid carry in their respective communities, a transformed Sayyid leader for Christ could have influence like that of "Paul" in his day. Whole districts could be converted to be followers of Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) if Sayyid leaders came to know and trust the Truth. Pray for dreams and visions among these people during this month.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Population in Pakistan 6,604,000
World Population 15,672,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 132
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 11
  Bukhari 96,000
  Husaini 39,000
  Gharshin 34,000
  Chishti 22,000
  Taran 8,900
  Kaheri 7,500
  Mashwani 7,000
  Ustrana 6,200
  Qadiri 2,300
  Lakhiar 1,800
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Sindh
3,557,000
Punjab
2,111,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
510,000
Balochistan
198,000
Azad Kashmir
178,000
Islamabad
34,000
Federally Administer
15,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
1,200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Sindh 3,557,000
  Punjab 2,111,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 510,000
  Balochistan 198,000
  Azad Kashmir 178,000
  Islamabad 34,000
  Federally Administer 15,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,072,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
1,600,000
Sindhi
1,293,000
Saraiki
699,000
Pashto, Northern
104,000
Hindko, Northern
95,000
Pashto, Southern
55,000
Pashto, Central
41,000
Hindko, Southern
40,000
Marwari
31,000
Shina
28,000
Dhatki
14,000
Bagri
13,000
Shina, Kohistani
12,000
Waneci
9,700
Koli, Parkari
7,200
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,072,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 1,600,000
  Sindhi 1,293,000
  Saraiki 699,000
  Pashto, Northern 104,000
  Hindko, Northern 95,000
  Pashto, Southern 55,000
  Pashto, Central 41,000
  Hindko, Southern 40,000
  Marwari 31,000
  Shina 28,000
  Dhatki 14,000
  Bagri 13,000
  Shina, Kohistani 12,000
  Waneci 9,700
  Koli, Parkari 7,200
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
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 Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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