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Shaikh Qureshi in India

Shaikh Qureshi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,060,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Shaikh Qureshi in India

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Introduction / History
The Qureshi of India are Muslims. In Gujarat they speak Kachchi and Gujarati and read and write in Gujarati. Millet and rice are eaten by them. Cousin marriages are well liked. Cattle raising is their main work. They are educated and use traditional and modern medicine.

In Karnataka they speak Urdu and read and write in Perso Arabic. They are not vegetarians. A community association looks after them. They are butchers and are landless. Family planning is used.

In Andhra Pradesh on the death of the father two parts of the property go to the sons and one to the daughters with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. The dead are buried. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Tamil Nadu some of them own land.

Prayer Points
* Pray that as they read the Koran they will want to know more about Jesus, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-22
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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:8,060,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (2,241,000)Uttar Pradesh (1,580,000)
Bihar (1,158,000)Maharashtra (740,000)
Karnataka (495,000)Jharkhand (302,000)
Andhra Pradesh (299,000)Rajasthan (255,000)
Gujarat (226,000)Telangana (182,000)
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People Name in Country: Shaikh Qureshi
People Name General: Shaikh Qureshi
Alternate People Names:
KuresiMatoa Quershi
शैख़ करिशी
ROP3 Code: 118058
Joshua Project People ID: 21236
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,060,000
Population all Countries: 8,824,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Shaikh
People Name General: Shaikh Qureshi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Urdu (5,616,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (1,872,000)Gujarati (122,000)
Maithili (73,000)Marathi (65,000)
Bhojpuri (64,000)Telugu (60,000)
Marwari (45,000)Awadhi (31,000)
Kannada (29,000)Punjabi, Eastern (26,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 36
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1843-2007
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Urdu)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Shaikh Qureshi in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - Shaikh     Asia, South    
      Shaikh Qureshi India    
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