Sudhan in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction

The Sudhan name from Sanskrit means "just, fair, and honest." National borders don't always define who people are or what they value. The Sudhan are an excellent example. While they live in Jammu and Kashmir, they see themselves as descendants of a brave Afghan chief.


Ministry Obstacles

The Sudhan are heavily influenced by Wahabism, an orthodox form of Islam. Very few from that sect have turned to Christ. Although the Bible and other resources are available in their languages (Kashmiri and Dogri), the Sudhan continue to reject the good news of Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Christ's ambassadors can go to them presenting the gospel through songs and skits emphasizing what they already value: justice, fairness and honesty.


Prayer Focus

Ask God to bring a great harvest of souls and establish a church planting movement among the Sudhan people. Pray for him to give their leaders a hunger for his Word and a desire to know him.
Pray for the Kingdom of God to come powerfully to the Sudhan. Pray for an opening of doors for mission workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Sudhan in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sudhan
People Name in Country Sudhan
Pronunciation SUHD-ahn
Alternate Names सुधान
Population this Country 25,000
Population all Countries 200,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18180
ROP3 Code 113692
ROP25 Code 307717
ROP25 Name Sudhan
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Jammu and Kashmir 24,000
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Kashmiri (17,000 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Dogri
3,100
Pahari
200
Primary Language Kashmiri (17,000 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Dogri 3,100
  Pahari 200
People Groups Speaking Kashmiri
Photo Source Trueblood786 - Wikipedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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