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Makhmi in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
14,000 Kashmiri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Makhmi in India

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Introduction / History
The Makhmi tribe is not very well known or understood. They are considered to be Muslim in a land where Islam, Hinduism, and even Buddhism are nearby.

Where are they located?
The Makhmi people live in the northern part of Jammu and Kashmir. Some live on the Indian side of the border, but most are on Pakistan's side of the line.

What are their lives like?
Jammu and Kashmir is a very difficult part of the world where armies of India and Pakistan are usually on the brink of war. For this reason the Makhmi people live with the presence of military forces all around them. They do their best to grow enough food in Jammu and Kashmir's harsh climate. The Makhmis have learned how to survive off of milk from their livestock and the crops that they can grow.

What are their beliefs?
The Makhmi people believe that Allah, the supreme God, spoke directly to Mohammed, their prophet, showing them the way to live. Their lives are full of dos and don'ts that affect them from the time they wake up till they go to bed. We don't know of any Christian believers among the Makhmi people. Pray that this will be the decade where there is an unstoppable movement to Christ in their community.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Makhmi community to be blessed in every way by Almighty God.
Pray for Makhmi decision-makers to have a Holy Spirit-led hunger for spiritual truth that only Jesus Christ can satisfy.
Pray For workers to take Christ to the Makhmi people no matter what the cost may be.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:14,000
Largest States:
Jammu and Kashmir (11,000)Ladakh (2,800)
Himachal Pradesh (50)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Makhmi
People Name General: Makhmi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112820
Joshua Project People ID: 17419
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 14,000
Population all Countries: 137,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Makhmi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kashmiri (7,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kas    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ladakhi (2,600)Purig (900)
Zangskari (500)Changthang (400)
Shina (40)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.86 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.14 % 
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: 1813-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1899-2011
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
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Makhmi in India

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    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Makhmi India    
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