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Bhangi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Bhangi (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
78,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhangi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
The Bhangi, a Scheduled Caste in India, were traditionally associated with scavenging, sweeping, basket-making, etc. In the colonial period they were brought into urban areas to perform the first two roles and they became an urban community. The majority are employed by the municipality as scavengers. In addition, they also prepare bamboo articles and work as drum-beaters. A few of the Bhangi living in cities are educated. Most Bhangi in South Asia are Hindu, but a sizable subgroup is Muslim, living in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

Ministry Obstacles
The Bhangi speak several languages, as most communities do in South Asia. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language subgroup.

Outreach Ideas
The Gospel of Christ needs to come to these people primarily in oral form. Pray for workers who know how to communicate the Gospel in story form, and also for videos and recordings to be made available to these people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no reported Christians among the Muslim Bhangi community, in any country of residence. Please pray the Lord will begin stirring the hearts of these people to find forgiveness for their sin. Pray they will be given growing interest in Isa (Jesus) as he is known in the Koran, and will be drawn to who Jesus truly is.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for improving literacy rates among the Bhangi, and for a better standard of living. They have been among the Untouchable castes, and this stigma needs to be removed.

Scripture Focus
"The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain.. And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, Even the veil which is stretched over all nations. He will swallow up death for all time." Isaiah 25:6-8

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-14
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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:78,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (75,000)Punjab (3,400)
Total Provinces on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhangi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Bhangi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BalmikiBarvashia
BhangaroBhangia
ChuhraHalalkhor
HariJamphora
KorarLal Begi
MehmarMehtar
OlganaRukhi
Zadmalliभंगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111547
Joshua Project People ID: 16400
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 78,000
Population all Countries: 215,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Urdu Muslim
People Name General: Bhangi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi (24,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (22,000)Urdu (15,000)
Punjabi, Western (7,300)Goaria (2,900)
Kacchi (600)Koli, Wadiyara (400)
Bagri (300)Koli, Parkari (200)
Marwari (100)Dhatki (90)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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