Burusho in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Burusho only in Pakistan
Population
226,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Burusho of Pakistan live in Hunza and Nagir in the mountainous region. They speak Burushaski.

The villages of the Burusho are hundreds of feet above the Hunza River. Travel is by narrow road. Travelling could be an obstacle to the gospel.

The Burusho work in agriculture. They breed animals and breed cattle and goats for food and drink. They grow crops such as potatoes and carrots.

The main clans of the Burusho live in the city of Baltit. Marriages take place once a year, usually in December. Divorce is allowed only to men and then only on the grounds of adultery. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son usually receiving the best land.

The leader of the Burusho is called the Mir and his authority is final. They are Muslims by religion and have been so for many years.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Mir becomes Christian and leads others of the Burusho to Jesus Christ
* Pray that as the Burusho read the Koran they will want to learn more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and give their lives to Him.


References

http://www.everyculture.com/South-Asia/Burusho.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-08
People Name General Burusho
People Name in Country Burusho
Population in Pakistan 226,000
World Population 226,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Yashkun, बूरुषो
People ID 20031
ROP3 Code 101787
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (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
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Gilgit-Baltistan (226,000)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Burushaski (226,000 speakers)
Language Code bsk   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Burushaski
Primary Language Burushaski (226,000 speakers)
Language Code bsk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Burushaski

Primary Language:  Burushaski

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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