Shaikh Qureshi in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Qureshi of India are Muslims. In Gujarat they speak Kachchi and Gujarati and read and write in Gujarati. Millet and rice are eaten by them. Cousin marriages are well liked. Cattle raising is their main work. They are educated and use traditional and modern medicine.

In Karnataka they speak Urdu and read and write in Perso Arabic. They are not vegetarians. A community association looks after them. They are butchers and are landless. Family planning is used.

In Andhra Pradesh on the death of the father two parts of the property go to the sons and one to the daughters with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. The dead are buried. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Tamil Nadu some of them own land.


Prayer Points

* Pray that as they read the Koran they will want to know more about Jesus, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Shaikh Qureshi
People Name in Country Shaikh Qureshi
Population in India 7,425,000
World Population 7,896,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 148
Alternate Names Kuresi, Matoa Quershi, Quraishi, Qureshi
People ID 21236
ROP3 Code 118058
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 30
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
2,217,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,496,000
Bihar
965,000
Maharashtra
659,000
Karnataka
445,000
Jharkhand
268,000
Andhra Pradesh
255,000
Rajasthan
244,000
Telangana
178,000
Gujarat
159,000
Madhya Pradesh
129,000
Delhi
117,000
Tamil Nadu
107,000
Haryana
61,000
Odisha
42,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 30  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 2,217,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,496,000
  Bihar 965,000
  Maharashtra 659,000
  Karnataka 445,000
  Jharkhand 268,000
  Andhra Pradesh 255,000
  Rajasthan 244,000
  Telangana 178,000
  Gujarat 159,000
  Madhya Pradesh 129,000
  Delhi 117,000
  Tamil Nadu 107,000
  Haryana 61,000
  Odisha 42,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (5,036,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
1,843,000
Maithili
83,000
Gujarati
81,000
Marathi
56,000
Bhojpuri
56,000
Telugu
51,000
Marwari
45,000
Awadhi
33,000
Kannada
24,000
Punjabi, Eastern
23,000
Dhundari
16,000
Shekhawati
15,000
Tamil
14,000
Kanauji
7,300
Kacchi
5,800
Other People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (5,036,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 1,843,000
  Maithili 83,000
  Gujarati 81,000
  Marathi 56,000
  Bhojpuri 56,000
  Telugu 51,000
  Marwari 45,000
  Awadhi 33,000
  Kannada 24,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 23,000
  Dhundari 16,000
  Shekhawati 15,000
  Tamil 14,000
  Kanauji 7,300
  Kacchi 5,800
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
Photo Source Joshua Project  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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