Brahui Jhalawan in Pakistan

The Brahui Jhalawan have only been reported in Pakistan
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Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Zahri 285,000
Mengal 197,000
Mamasani 104,000
Bizanjav 99,000

Introduction / History

The Jhalawan are one of the Bruhui tribes. There are three hypotheses about where the Jhalawan people came from. Their language seems to be related to those of southern Indian, the Dravidian peoples, but scholars are at odds as to what this means.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Jhalawan Brahui people live in Pakistan's Baloch Province. A smaller number lives in Afghanistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We know very little about the lives of the Jhalawan Brahui people of Pakistan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

All of the Brahui tribes, including the Jhalawans, are Muslim. Because few if any can read Classical Arabic, they are not able to understand the intricacies of Koranic teachings. They have to rely on what their mullahs and imams teach them about the Koran. As a tribal people, they attend mosques, and try to do whatever they can to ensure that they are in good standing with Allah, the god of Islam. They hope that their good deeds will outweigh their bad deeds on the day of judgment so they can enter paradise.


What Are Their Needs?

This people group needs the opportunity to choose Jesus Christ or reject Him. As a tribal people from rural Pakistan, they have very little chance to hear that there is a sin-forgiving savior.

Like just about any tribal people in Pakistan, the Jhalawan Brahui people can use better schools and medical facilities. They can also benefit from water projects.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Jhalawan Brahui people a strong desire for truth and righteousness that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to them who will lovingly stay with them until there is a disciple-making movement.
* Pray for the Lord to bless Jhalawan Brahui families with both spiritual and physical abundance, and that in the process, they will give Him praise and glory.


References

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/brahuis-balochistan


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Brahui Jhalawan
People Name in Country Brahui Jhalawan
Population in Pakistan 807,000
World Population 807,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names ब्रहुई, झालवान
People ID 20026
ROP3 Code 115775
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Balochistan 807,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Brahui (703,000 speakers)
Language Code brh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Urdu
26,000
Balochi, Southern
10,000
Saraiki
9,500
Waneci
3,800
Jadgali
1,000
Balochi, Western
200
Other People Groups Speaking Brahui
Primary Language Brahui (703,000 speakers)
Language Code brh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 26,000
  Balochi, Southern 10,000
  Saraiki 9,500
  Waneci 3,800
  Jadgali 1,000
  Balochi, Western 200
People Groups Speaking Brahui

Primary Language:  Brahui

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1905-1978)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Brahui
General Got Questions Ministry
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 Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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