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Balti in India

Balti

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
53,000 Balti Islam 0.08 % Unknown No   

Balti in India

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Introduction / History
The Balti are a scheduled tribe and live in Jammu and Kashmir. They speak Balti and read and write in Perso Arabic. They eat barley as a staple cereal.

The Balti are Shia Muslims who have a connection with Buddhism. They work in agriculture and as laborers. The clergy settle disputes.

They use modern medicine but not family planning.

The Balti live in the Kargil region. They have an Islamic training school and the men have prayer at twelve noon on Fridays.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the clergy come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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The Balti
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:53,000
Largest States:
Jammu and Kashmir (53,000)Uttarakhand (70)
Uttar Pradesh (20)West Bengal (10)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Balti
People Name General: Balti
Alternate People Names:
बाल्टी
ROP3 Code: 111443
Joshua Project People ID: 16313
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 53,000
Population all Countries: 101,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Balti
Ethnic Code: MSY50r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Balti (50,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bft    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ladakhi (2,500)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism2.65 % 
Christianity0.08 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.23 % 
Islam96.91 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.12 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
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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