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Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Baghban (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
245,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Muslim Baghban people are spread far and wide. As a result, they speak eight languages. You can find them in both the rural and urban parts of India and Pakistan. They also have a Facebook site of some 2,000 members. Although they speak Awalhi, they use Urdu as a trade language. The Baghban's name derives from their occupation. It means "gardener."

Where are they located?
The Baghban people live in rural and urban India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, most live in the northernmost Khyber-Pukhtoon-Khwa (formerly Northwestern) Province.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Baghban people are agriculturalists who raise vegetables on small plots. However, others engage in wholesale and retail sales of fruits. In Pakistan they have an educational trust. There is also a Baghban Muslim Welfare Association that advocates for their needs.

What are their beliefs?
In Pakistan the Baghban people are solidly Sunni Muslim. We know of no followers of Christ among them.

What are their needs?
The Baghban community needs to hear about what Jesus can do for them as individuals, as families, and as communities. There are evangelistic materials available to them.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will open Baghban hearts to the gospel and will raise up people of peace to tell them of Jesus.
Pray that God will reveal Himself in dreams and visions and send believers who can explain those dreams and visions to them.
Pray that many will be drawn to read or listen to gospel resources.
Pray that churches will adopt this people group and support those seeking to win them to become part of God's family.
Pray for a disciple-making movement among the Baghban people in Pakistan and India.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-26
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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:245,000
Largest Provinces:
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (172,000)Punjab (56,000)
Islamabad (3,200)Sindh (1,300)
Balochistan (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baghban (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Baghban (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111409
Joshua Project People ID: 16284
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 245,000
Population all Countries: 267,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Baghban (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pashto, Northern (95,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pbu    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindko, Northern (59,000)Saraiki (37,000)
Punjabi, Western (29,000)Urdu (10,000)
Hindko, Southern (4,300)Pahari-Potwari (3,800)
Pashto, Central (2,500)Marwari (1,600)
Sindhi (900)
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1824-2010
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1895-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pashto, Northern
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGeneral Ministry Resources
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Pashto, Northern
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Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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