Shaikh in New Zealand

Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of sir. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities.

Where Are they Located?

Shaikhs have large communities in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. A small number have migrated to other parts of the world such as New Zealand.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Among South Asian Muslims, Shaikhs have great prestige as being knowledgeable about Islam. They are likely to be the imams and other mosque leaders.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.

What Are Their Needs?

Shaikhs need spiritual discernment and humility to see that Jesus offers answers to life's many problems.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Shaikh in New Zealand.

* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Shaikhs in New Zealand.
* Pray that the Lord will send dreams and visions to the Shaikhs of New Zealand that will give them the willingness to teach Christ at the mosques.
* Pray that Shaikhs will soon disciple thousands of Muslims in the life-transforming ways of Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Shaikh
People Name in Country Shaikh
Pronunciation SHAYK
Population this Country 1,700
Population all Countries 235,151,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Faraji; Jhiwar; Shaik; Sheikh; Shekhzade; शैख़
People ID 18084
ROP3 Code 113585
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Bengali (1,700 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (1,700 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1832-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Steve Evans  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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