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Khoja in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
501,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khoja in India

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Introduction / History
The Khoja became Muslims in South Asia. The word Khoja comes from the Persian, meaning pious individuals from Asia.

In India, most of the Khoja live in Hyderabad City and in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. There are Shia and Sunni Muslims among them. They have different divisions of Islam. They apply Islam principles in their businesses as well as in their lives. Many of the Sunni Muslims live in the west Punjab in Pakistan.

Many of the Khoja have emigrated to Africa, Europe and North America. The Khoja speak Gujarati, Sindhi, Kutchi and also Memoni.

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Pray that gospel materials will bring the Khoja to Jesus Christ.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-25
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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:501,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (322,000)Gujarat (160,000)
Haryana (9,600)Karnataka (1,300)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,300)Telangana (900)
Punjab (600)West Bengal (500)
Madhya Pradesh (300)Chhattisgarh (300)
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People Name in Country: Khoja
People Name General: Khoja
Alternate People Names:
ImamiImami Ismaili Shi
IsmailiKhoja Shia Asna Asari
Shia IsmailiShias Isna Asari
ROP3 Code: 112531
Joshua Project People ID: 17177
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 501,000
Population all Countries: 1,437,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Khoja
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (355,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (42,000)Konkani (11,000)
Urdu (9,000)Sindhi (2,500)
Punjabi, Eastern (1,400)Marathi (400)
English (200)Konkani, Goan (100)
Kashmiri (30)
Total Languages: 10
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2021
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Khoja in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Khoja India    
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            Khoja in India          
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