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Sayyid in Pakistan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,531,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Sayyid in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Sayyid or Syed are among the largest of Muslim communities of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. They are said to trace their lineage directly back to the daughter of the Prophet Mohammad himself, Syed-un-Nisa Fatima Zehra. The Sayyid in South Asia came to India by sea over 600 years ago. Today they number over 13 million with over 60,000 in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities. More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans and other Ashraf category Muslims. The Sayyid speak many languages in Nepal but the largest are Maithili, Nepali, Urdu and Bhojpuri. The Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni. Because of their position as religious teachers and priests they are considered 100% Muslim in each of the countries where their live.

What are their needs?
Because of the shear religious and political weight that the Sayyid carry in their respective communities, a transformed Sayyid leader for Christ could have influence like that of "Paul" in his day. Whole districts could be converted to be followers of Isa if Sayyid leaders came to know and trust the Truth. Pray for dreams and visions among these people during this month.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:4 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,531,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (3,519,000)Punjab (2,087,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (504,000)Balochistan (196,000)
Azad Kashmir (176,000)Islamabad (33,000)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (14,000)Gilgit-Baltistan (1,200)
Total Provinces on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sayyid
People Name General: Sayyid
Alternate People Names:
BarwarDayarewale
Ghair-e-mehdiMahadavia
MashaikhMehdiwale
MullaMushaik
MushaqNadim Guruvulu
PirzadaSaiyed
SaiyidSayad
SaydSayyad
ROP3 Code: 113540
Joshua Project People ID: 18045
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,531,000
Population all Countries: 15,359,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Sayyid
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (2,072,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (1,600,000)Sindhi (1,293,000)
Saraiki (699,000)Pashto, Northern (104,000)
Hindko, Northern (95,000)Pashto, Southern (55,000)
Pashto, Central (41,000)Hindko, Southern (40,000)
Marwari (31,000)Shina (28,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 30
   
 
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-ReligiousUnknown 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-1922
New Testament:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsPunjabi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoHouse of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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