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Dhund in Pakistan

Dhund

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
663,000 Hindko, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Dhund in Pakistan

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Summary
The Dhund Abbasi people are said to have come to ancient Pakistan from Egypt around 850 AD, as traders and merchants in commodities. It is likely that they are descended from the Abbasid dynasty. This dynasty governed for 500 years from Baghdad, Iraq. The rule of the Abbasi extended eastwards across Afghanistan into the South Asian subcontinent, covering the eastern part of modern-day Pakistan. A conflicting acccount is that the Dhund Abbasi are descendants of Abbas, an uncle of the prophet Mohammad, but this may have little credibility.

Ministry Obstacles
Northern Pakistan, where the Dhund people reside, is especially resistant to the claims of Christ. Spiritual opposition is strong, not to mention the opposition from men.

Outreach Ideas
There are brave Pakistani Christians. Pray for their protection and for opportunities to take the Gospel to people groups such as the Dhund.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is unlikely there is even a single follower of Christ among the Dhund of Pakistan and India. If there are secret believers we need to be in prayer for them.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Lord will reveal himself to the Dhund people in powerful ways. There is so much spiritual darkness in Pakistan to penetrate with the light of the Gospel.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-17
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:663,000
Largest Provinces:
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (299,000)Punjab (213,000)
Azad Kashmir (82,000)Islamabad (57,000)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (40)
Total Provinces on file:5
   
 
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dhund
People Name General: Dhund
Alternate People Names:
DandariDander
Malyarढूंड
ROP3 Code: 111954
Joshua Project People ID: 16717
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 663,000
Population all Countries: 673,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kashmiri
People Name General: Dhund
Ethnic Code: CNN25i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindko, Northern (184,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hno    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Western (158,000)Urdu (92,000)
Pashto, Northern (47,000)Hindko, Southern (40,000)
Shina (29,000)Shina, Kohistani (21,000)
Khowar (9,500)Pashto, Central (8,100)
Pahari-Potwari (7,700)Kashmiri (5,100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
   
 
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: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
 
 
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Dhund in Pakistan

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