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Arghun in Pakistan

Arghun

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Map source: Omid / Joshua Project
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,200 Balti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Arghun in Pakistan

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Summary
The Argon (or Arghun) derive their name from the Persian term arghwani, meaning beautiful red color. Women enjoy high status, being entitled to inheritance. A particular kind of skirt is the sign of a married girl. After a death, the dead body is given a bath, a funerary prayer is performed, and the dead body is laid to rest. A ritual (jib hoo) is performed on the fortieth day after a death when verses from the Quran are recited. They belong to the Hanafi school of Islam.

Ministry Obstacles
Pakistan is inhospitable to any kind of Christian witness directed toward Muslims, and spiritual opposition is strong.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed to soften the hearts of Pakistani Muslim towards the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is quite unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today among the Arghun community, in either Pakistan or India. Pray for workers and pray for softened hearts.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Arghun communities of Pakistan and India will be given a growing interest in Jesus the Messiah, or Isa, as he is known in the Koran. Pray they will captivated by Jesus and that he will draw these people to himself.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,200
Largest Provinces:
Gilgit-Baltistan (2,200)
Total Provinces on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arghun
People Name General: Arghun
Alternate People Names:
ArgonBalti
अर्घून
ROP3 Code: 111353
Joshua Project People ID: 16235
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,200
Population all Countries: 2,300
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Arghun
Ethnic Code: MSY50r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Balti (2,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bft    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: 1903-1940
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Balti
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
 
 
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Arghun in Pakistan

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