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Bhisti in India

Bhisti

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
561,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhisti in India

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Summary
The term bihishti is derived from the Persian word bihisht, meaning paradise, and they were so named on account of the services they rendered to thirsty soldiers. They claim their ancestry from Hazrat Abbas Alamdar, who went to fetch water from a pond in a skin-bag to quench the thirst of the followers of Imam Husain on their way to Damascus. The Bihishti belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They venerate their village deity, Khera Dev.

Ministry Obstacles
The Bhisti may well have an inadequate understanding of who Isa (Jesus) of the Koran truly is. Pray the Lord will open their eyes.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer and many dedicated workers are needed. Stories from Scripture concerning the person and work of Christ will be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the Lord will begin to call out believers. Pray they will be adequately instructed in the faith, and will grow to maturity in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Bhisti community will increasingly thirst for Living Water.

Scripture Focus
"Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You." Psalm 67:3

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:561,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (497,000)Rajasthan (34,000)
Uttarakhand (15,000)Madhya Pradesh (9,200)
Maharashtra (2,500)Gujarat (2,300)
Bihar (500)Himachal Pradesh (400)
Delhi (300)Karnataka (300)
Total States on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhisti
People Name General: Bhisti
Alternate People Names:
AbasiAbbasi
BihistiChambhar
MashkiMaski
MochiPakhali
PakhiaParkhali
SakkaSaqqa
Sekh AbbasiShaikh Abbasi
Shaikh SaqqaSheikh Abbasi
ROP3 Code: 111569
Joshua Project People ID: 16418
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 561,000
Population all Countries: 625,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Urdu Muslim
People Name General: Bhisti
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (518,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (3,300)Awadhi (2,900)
Marwari (2,800)Merwari (1,500)
Gujarati (1,400)Kanauji (1,400)
Garhwali (1,300)Bundeli (1,200)
Mewari (800)Dhundari (800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-1998
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Easy to Read (FCB ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Bible stories
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoA Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Ind ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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