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Waza in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,600 Kashmiri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Waza in India

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Introduction / History
The caste system, which affects both Hindu and Muslim communities in India, cooks are often trusted and appreciated by others. The Muslim Waza people are a good example of this.

Where are they located?
The Muslim Waza people live in Kashmir, India's far northern state.

What are their lives like?
The Waza name means "cook." That is what they do; they are expert chefs, and they are hired by both Hindu and Muslim communities to cook for big occasions. Because they provide an essential service to both Hindus and Muslims, they have good relations in both communities.

What are their beliefs?
The Waza people are Sunni Muslims.

What are their needs?
The Wazas have definitely found their niche in society, but they have not yet heard about the one who came to elevate them to an exalted status as beloved children of God and members of His kingdom.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a Holy Spirit infiltration into Waza communities so that they can experience God's love and His tender guidance.
* May they use their God-given talent as cooks to glorify the king of Kings.
* Pray for a movement of Waza households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.

References
(J&K book, pp 697-703)
https://pakobserver.net/kashmir-never-remained-part-india-waza/

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-30
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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:1,600
Largest States:
Jammu and Kashmir (1,600)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Waza
People Name General: Waza
Alternate People Names:
Wazwanवज़ा
ROP3 Code: 113881
Joshua Project People ID: 18331
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,600
Population all Countries: 1,600
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Waza
Ethnic Code: CNN25i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kashmiri (1,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kas    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (40)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1813-1954
New Testament:
1813-2000
Complete Bible: 1899-2005
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Kashmiri
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Forgiver
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
 
 
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Waza in India

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