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Barech in Pakistan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,400 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Barech in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Barech are a Pashtun subgroup that lives in Balochistan, a province in western Pakistan. Their Pashtun dialect is called Barechi or Marwat-Barechi.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Barech Pashtuns are engaged in farming or livestock herding. They have a tribal system of authority led by a Malik or a Sardar.

Like most other Pashtuns, the Barech have their own traditions of poetry, music and dance. They live by a moral and honor code known as Pashtunwali. They consider it to be a sense of honor to offer hospitality and shelter to someone who is on the run, even if that person is an enemy. Their sense of honor also comes from protecting their women and taking revenge on those who slight them.

What are their beliefs?
Though the Barech Pashtuns are Sunni Muslim, their highest “religion” is their own Pashtunwali code. They agree with the tenets of Islam, but in their daily lives, Pashtunwali takes precedent.

What are their needs?
The Barech people need a John 10:10 blessing: The abundant life Jesus offers those who are willing to submit to his lordship.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Barech culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their 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 Barech people.

Pray that soon the Barech people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.

Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true spirituality.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,400
Largest Provinces:
Balochistan (3,300)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Barech
People Name General: Barech
ROP3 Code: 119079
Joshua Project People ID: 22066
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,400
Population all Countries: 3,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Barech
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Balochi, Western (1,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bgn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Pashto, Southern (1,300)Dari (300)
Total Languages: 3
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: 1984-2020
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Balochi, Western
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GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterIBT, Russia - resources
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Barech in Pakistan

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    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Barech Pakistan    
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      Islam     Balochi, Western  
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