Khaikheli Sindhi in Pakistan

The Khaikheli Sindhi have only been reported in Pakistan
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* 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 / History

The Muslim Khaikheli or Khaskheli are a tribal people who live in the Sindh province of Pakistan. They claim to be Rajputs or sons of rulers. The Khaikheli say they are descended from Samma Dynasty who ruled the Sindh region from 1351 to 1524. The Khaikheli have a reputation for being fierce warriors. The British conquered the region in 1834. Many of the Khaikheli soldiers were executed. Others were forcibly moved to other parts of the British Raj. With the Partition of 1947, many of the Khaikheli left India and returned back to their ancestral home, the Sindh Province of Pakistan.

The primary language of the Khaikheli is Sindhi. A complete Bible and the JESUS Film are available in Sindhi.


Where Are they Located?

The Khaikheli live in south Pakistan in and near the cities of Karachi and Hyderabad.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khaikheli are a diverse group depending upon whether they live in cities or in rural areas. Urban Khaikheli take part in modern Pakistani society. They are employed in medicine, the entertainment industry, higher education, administration, and politics. Rural Khaikheli work in agriculture and animal husbandry. It is common for rural Khaikheli men to be seen carrying rifles to protect their family, land and animals.

The Khaikheli marry within their group. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Sons inherit property with the eldest son becoming head of the family upon the death of his father. Caste councils settle legal disputes and promote their interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khaikheli are Sunni Muslims. Islam is a major world religion that is based on five essential duties or "pillars": (1) A Muslim must affirm that "there is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet." (2) Five times a day one must pray while facing Mecca. (3) One must give an obligatory percentage (very similar to tithes) on an annual basis. (4) One must fast during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year. (5) One must try to make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca in his or her lifetime. Muslims are also prohibited to drink alcohol, eat pork, gamble, steal, use deceit, slander, and make idols.

The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.


What Are Their Needs?

Rural Khaikheli need help in educating their children and in obtaining modern medical care. Most of all, the Khaikheli need to hear and understand the message of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers needed to sow God's Word into Khaikheli families, healing and strengthening households with God's blessings.
Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His gospel among the Khaikheli.
Pray that many of the Khaikheli people will come to love God with their whole being and will walk in His ways.


Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi Khaikheli in Pakistan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19462/PK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaskheli


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sindhi Khaikheli
People Name in Country Sindhi Khaikheli
Natural Name Khaikheli Sindhi
Alternate Names सिंधी खैखेली
Population this Country 405,000
Population all Countries 405,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
People ID 19462
ROP3 Code 115605
ROP25 Code 307541
ROP25 Name Sindhi Khaikheli
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
396,000
Islamabad
900
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 396,000
  Islamabad 900
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 (330,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
26,000
Urdu
21,000
Saraiki
2,800
Kacchi
700
Punjabi, Western
700
Koli, Parkari
200
Gurgula
100
Primary Language Sindhi (330,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 26,000
  Urdu 21,000
  Saraiki 2,800
  Kacchi 700
  Punjabi, Western 700
  Koli, Parkari 200
  Gurgula 100
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)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
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 website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
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)
Victor Sardar 
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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