Samon Sindhi in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

In the eighth century, Sindhis became part of an Islamic Empire, enabling Arabs to enter India. Sindhi people have Persian links that have influenced them. They have their roots in Pakistan's Sindh Province.


Where Are they Located?

Samon Sindhis live in Pakistan's Sindh Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are many Muslim Sindhis in Pakistan that would like Sindh Province to become its own separate nation. Some of them believe that the Punjabis from Punjab Province control the wealth and the resources of Pakistan at the expense of the local populations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sindhis are Sunni Muslims who have been influenced by Sufism. There are Sufi shrines in Sindhi communities. Sufism is a more emotional and mystical version of Islam. Some of their beliefs seem almost Hindu. One of the strongest things about Sufism is that they have an emotional bond with their creator, something that can possibly by a bridge to the gospel.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muslim Samon Sindhis need to understand that they cannot stand clean before a Holy God without a Savior to pay for their sins.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Samon Sindhi people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Samon Sindhi families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Samon Sindhi families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Samon Sindhi family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi Samon in Pakistan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18140/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/clusters/281
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhis
https://minorityrights.org/minorities/sindhis-and-mohajirs/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sindhi Samon
People Name in Country Sindhi Samon
Natural Name Samon Sindhi
Alternate Names Samon; सिंधी समों
Population this Country 162,000
Population all Countries 270,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 18165
ROP3 Code 113677
ROP25 Code 307544
ROP25 Name Sindhi Samon
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
162,000
Islamabad
400
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 162,000
  Islamabad 400
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sindhi (140,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
9,900
Urdu
8,900
Kacchi
1,200
Saraiki
1,000
Marwari
400
Koli, Parkari
80
Gurgula
50
Primary Language Sindhi (140,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 9,900
  Urdu 8,900
  Kacchi 1,200
  Saraiki 1,000
  Marwari 400
  Koli, Parkari 80
  Gurgula 50
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)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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