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Urdu in Singapore

Urdu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Urdu in Singapore

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Introduction / History
The term "Urdu" does not adequately describe the Urdu people as such, but is merely a language distinction. Urdu, now the official language of Pakistan, is an Indo-Iranian language that developed from the Hindi language. It is heavily laden with Persian and Arabic words and is written in the Persian script. Urdu-speaking Muslims are not an ethnic group in the strictest sense, but are rather a collection of ethnic groups who have been widely dispersed geographically. They possess a sense of "group identity" based on cultural and historical factors.

A majority of the Urdu speakers originate in Pakistan and the northern states of India. However, in recent years, a few Urdu-speaking Muslims have emigrated to Singapore where there are far more economic opportunities than there are in Pakistan.

Where are they located?
Singapore is a small nation state.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Urdu speaking Pakistanis in Singapore are engineers, students, or businessmen. The students usually attend the National University of Singapore.

What are their beliefs?
Urdu speakers are almost always Sunni Muslims.

What are their needs?
The Urdu speakers who have migrated to Singapore are among the wealthy and elite in Pakistan and India. It is way too easy for these kinds of people to think that they have everything they need, even though they are spiritually destitute.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Urdu speakers in Singapore dreams and visions showing that Jesus Christ is the way to salvation and lead them as to what to do next.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up persons of peace among the Urdu speakers who will welcome those who bring the good news to their community in Singapore.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among the Urdu to begin in Singapore that will affect Pakistan.

References
Profiles by Keith Carey of Global Prayer Digest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistanis_in_Singapore
http://usmanmahar.blogspot.com/2008/03/pakistani-students-in-singapore.html
http://singaporepakistaniassociation.com/

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Country: Singapore
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Urdu
People Name General: Urdu
Alternate People Names:
HindiIslami
MuhajirsUndri
ROP3 Code: 110423
Joshua Project People ID: 15727
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 3,200
Population all Countries: 1,860,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Other
People Name General: Urdu
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (3,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
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 Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
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 Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
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 MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Urdu in Singapore

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