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Siddi (Muslim traditions) in India

Siddi (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Siddi (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
This people group is located mainly in three states -- namely Gujarat, Hyderabad,and Maharastra. Some also live at Goa and Bihar. Their origin is African -- specifically Nigerian -- but around 400 years ago they were traded as slaves by a Muslim king and they served as sailors. Their spoken language is Gujarati and they are known as badshah.

Where are they located?
They are located mainly in the state of Gujarat of India. They are mainly located in the Junagadh district of the Saurashtra region of the state of Gujarat. their village name is Sirvan and Janmbur. In these two vilages there are around 5,000 of them and both villages lie with in the range of Gir Forest National Park

What are their lives like?
They are a neglected community. Although they speak the Guajarati language, due to their different appearance they have been treated indifferently. Most of the men work on farms and in the forest. Women also work on the farms and also collect wood from the forest. Children barely get education up to middle school because their village is 12 km from the main connecting road and 21 km from the nearest town. Mostly their life is nomadic and their houses are made of mud and cow dung. They don't have a well-organized drinking water supply and no electricity. Most of them suffer with skin disease and many of the men are alcoholics.

What are their beliefs?
By religion they are Muslim but generally they follow folk beliefs. They do not know much about Islam and even the Islamic community doesn't regard them as their own people. They are suffering from an identity crisis. They have a bad impression about Christian missionaries.

What are their needs?
1. Education for children.
2. Primary health care.
3. Proper livelihood.
4. Water and electricity.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will send more workers.
* Pray that God will open doors for missionaries.
* Please pray for the School ministry that is being planned for them.
* Pray for the men and their bad habits of alcoholism.
* Pray for health improvements, especially for their skin diseases.

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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:11,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (9,800)Karnataka (300)
Maharashtra (300)Daman and Diu (100)
Telangana (100)Bihar (40)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Siddi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Siddi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BadshaChhatri
GamthaHabshi
KafiraKafshagar
KafshaharKaphre
KatabuLanda
Mahratta SiddiSudagadu Siddaru
सिद्दी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 114483
Joshua Project People ID: 18795
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Siddi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (9,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (400)Kannada (300)
Marathi (200)Kacchi (30)
Hindi (Unknown)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
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
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:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
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
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
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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