Shaikh Qureshi in India


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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Shaikh Qureshi in India.

* 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
World Population 8,574,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 162
Alternate Names Kuresi, Matoa Quershi, Quraishi, Qureshi, शैख़ करिशी
People ID 21236
ROP3 Code 118058
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 on file 30
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
2,255,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,591,000
Bihar
1,159,000
Maharashtra
745,000
Karnataka
487,000
Jharkhand
304,000
Andhra Pradesh
301,000
Rajasthan
257,000
Gujarat
228,000
Telangana
183,000
Madhya Pradesh
141,000
Delhi
125,000
Tamil Nadu
107,000
Haryana
65,000
Odisha
43,000
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 30  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 2,255,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,591,000
  Bihar 1,159,000
  Maharashtra 745,000
  Karnataka 487,000
  Jharkhand 304,000
  Andhra Pradesh 301,000
  Rajasthan 257,000
  Gujarat 228,000
  Telangana 183,000
  Madhya Pradesh 141,000
  Delhi 125,000
  Tamil Nadu 107,000
  Haryana 65,000
  Odisha 43,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (5,606,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
1,871,000
Gujarati
122,000
Maithili
80,000
Marathi
65,000
Bhojpuri
64,000
Telugu
59,000
Marwari
45,000
Awadhi
31,000
Punjabi, Eastern
26,000
Kannada
24,000
Dhundari
16,000
Shekhawati
15,000
Tamil
14,000
Kacchi
5,800
Kanauji
5,400
Primary Language Urdu (5,606,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 1,871,000
  Gujarati 122,000
  Maithili 80,000
  Marathi 65,000
  Bhojpuri 64,000
  Telugu 59,000
  Marwari 45,000
  Awadhi 31,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 26,000
  Kannada 24,000
  Dhundari 16,000
  Shekhawati 15,000
  Tamil 14,000
  Kacchi 5,800
  Kanauji 5,400
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
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
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 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.