Sindhi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
150,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sindhi Muslims of India are also called Sandhai. They live in Gujarat. They are nomadic and live in the Kutch district. The nomad lifestyle may be an obstacle to the gospel message being given to them. They speak Kutchi and they are supposed to have emigrated to Kutch and Saurashtra in about the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries.

The Sindhi are endogamous which means people from the clans do not allow marriage away from their group. Jadeja is one of the main clans.

The Sindhi are nomadic and look after cattle. They breed other animals such as buffaloes. They are Sunni Muslims. Many have gone to other parts of India looking for work. There is an opportunity here for the gospel to be given.

In Saurashtra the Sindhi live mostly in the Junagadh region. They have an association that looks after matters for them. Many of the Sindhi are farmers.

In the eighth century, Sindh became part of the Islamic Empire and has been used by Arabs to go to India. The Sindhi have Persian links that have affected them. The Sindhi Muslims have been influenced by Sufism and there are Sufi shrines in Sindh.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Sindhi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will give them the gospel too.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sandhai muslims
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 150,000
World Population 318,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhatia, Kachchi, Sindhi, सिंधी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18140
ROP3 Code 113647
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Gujarat
(131,000)
Rajasthan
(10,000)
Maharashtra
(9,400)
Daman and Diu
(60)
Karnataka
(40)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Gujarat (131,000)
  Rajasthan (10,000)
  Maharashtra (9,400)
  Daman and Diu (60)
  Karnataka (40)
Website South Asia Peoples

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.


Ethnologue Language Map
Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Sindhi (88,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
(46,000)
Kacchi
(6,100)
Marwari
(1,200)
Urdu
(600)
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Primary Language Sindhi (88,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati (46,000)
  Kacchi (6,100)
  Marwari (1,200)
  Urdu (600)
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1954)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


Copyright © 2017 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.