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Bafinda in Pakistan

Bafinda

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
85,000 Pahari-Potwari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Bafinda in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The name Bafinda, or Bafand, is derived from the Persian word baften, meaning cotton dresser. This has been their traditional occupation.

Where are they located?
Most of the Bafinda people live in Pakistan, but a smaller number live in Jammu and Kashmir.

What are their lives like?
When cotton cultivation stopped in Jammu and Kashmir with the advent of foreign-made fabrics, they largely shifted to carpet weaving, but now are engaged in many vocations. They generally marry only within their own community. They follow the Islamic law of inheritance.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Bafinda is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Muhammad. Some of them have been reported to practice tonsure where they cut some hair on the scalp as a sign of religious devotion or humility.

What are their needs?
The Bafinda people need to understand that they must have a savior, Jesus Christ, to be in good standing with the Almighty God. Their works will not account for anything on the day of judgment.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Muslim Bafinda family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Bafinda people.

Pray that soon the Bafinda people will have faith that is more precious and durable than gold.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16279/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16279/IN
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/08/25

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-01
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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:85,000
Largest Provinces:
Azad Kashmir (83,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,800)
Gilgit-Baltistan (100)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bafinda
People Name General: Bafinda
Alternate People Names:
BafandBafanda
DhoonNadaf
बाफींड़ा
ROP3 Code: 111404
Joshua Project People ID: 16279
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 85,000
Population all Countries: 99,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Bafinda
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Pahari-Potwari
Language Code (ISO): phr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Balti (Unknown)Hindko, Northern (Unknown)
Hindko, Southern (Unknown)Kashmiri (Unknown)
Pashto, Northern (Unknown)Punjabi, Western (Unknown)
Shina (Unknown)Urdu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
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: 2008-2013
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)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Bafinda in Pakistan

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