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Khoja in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
413,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khoja in India

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Introduction / History
The Khoja became Muslims in South Asia. The word Khoja comes from the Persian, meaning pious individuals from Asia.

In India, most of the Khoja live in Hyderabad City and in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. There are Shia and Sunni Muslims among them. They have different divisions of Islam. They apply Islam principles in their businesses as well as in their lives. Many of the Sunni Muslims live in the west Punjab in Pakistan.

Many of the Khoja have emigrated to Africa, Europe and North America. The Khoja speak Gujarati, Sindhi, Kutchi and also Memoni.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Khoja to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-25
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:413,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (273,000)Gujarat (126,000)
Haryana (8,300)Karnataka (1,100)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,100)Telangana (800)
West Bengal (500)Punjab (500)
Madhya Pradesh (300)Bihar (200)
Total States on file:17
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khoja
People Name General: Khoja
Alternate People Names:
ImamiImami Ismaili Shi
IsmailiKhoja Shia Asna Asari
Shia IsmailiShias Isna Asari
ROP3 Code: 112531
Joshua Project People ID: 17177
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 413,000
Population all Countries: 1,272,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Khoja
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (346,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (41,000)Konkani (11,000)
Urdu (9,200)Sindhi (2,500)
Punjabi, Eastern (1,400)English (200)
Konkani, Goan (100)Kashmiri (30)
Total Languages: 9
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Khoja in India

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People Cluster
    Gujarati     South Asia    
      Khoja India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Khoja in India          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Gujarati  
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