Waza in India

The Waza have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The caste system, which affects both Hindu and Muslim communities in India, cooks are often trusted and appreciated by others. The Muslim Waza people are a good example of this.


Where Are they Located?

The Muslim Waza people live in Kashmir, India's far northern state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Waza name means "cook." That is what they do; they are expert chefs, and they are hired by both Hindu and Muslim communities to cook for big occasions. Because they provide an essential service to both Hindus and Muslims, they have good relations in both communities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Waza people are Sunni Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

The Wazas have definitely found their niche in society, but they have not yet heard about the one who came to elevate them to an exalted status as beloved children of God and members of His kingdom.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Waza in India.

* Pray for a Holy Spirit infiltration into Waza communities so that they can experience God's love and His tender guidance.
* May they use their God-given talent as cooks to glorify the king of Kings.
* Pray for a movement of Waza households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.


References

(J&K book, pp 697-703)
https://pakobserver.net/kashmir-never-remained-part-india-waza/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-30
People Name General Waza
People Name in Country Waza
World Population 1,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Wazwan; वज़ा
People ID 18331
ROP3 Code 113881
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kashmiri (1,500 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Urdu
40
Primary Language Kashmiri (1,500 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 40
People Groups Speaking Kashmiri

Primary Language:  Kashmiri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1813-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1813-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1899-2005)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kashmiri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Forgiver
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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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.