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Sindhi Mohana in Pakistan

Sindhi Mohana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
545,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sindhi Mohana in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Sindhi Mohana people are mentioned in the Chach Nama, one of the key sources for the history of Sindh Province. This was written in the 7th or 8th century, and it chronicles the rise and fall of two dynasties before the rise of the Arab Empire which conquered this land.

The Sindhi Mohana people call themselves, Mir Bahana, which means, "Lord of the sea." They have traditionally been fishermen.

Where are they located?
The Sindhi Mohana people live mainly in Pakistan's Sindh Province, though many also live in Punjab, Pakistan's largest province. A smaller number are in Baloch Province. If you wanted to find this people group, a good place to look would be the shores of Lake Manchar, a manmade lake created in the 1930s and fed with fresh water by two canals. Another good place to find them is in the city of Karachi where they often work on fishing trawlers.

What are their lives like?
Though many are still fishermen, others are boatmen or sailors. Like other ethnic groups in Sindh Province, the Mohanas speak Sindhi. There are numerous subgroups of the Mohanas, and they are allowed to intermarry.

What are their beliefs?
Oddly enough, these simple fishermen are drawn to the complex sector of Islam known as Sunni Hanafi Fiqh. Most Muslims are Sunnis, but "Hanafi" refers to an Islamic scholar's interpretation of Sharia Law. Fiqh refers to the human understanding of Sharia Law and the observance of Islamic rituals and morals.

What are their needs?
The Sindhi Mohanas live in a country that is closed to the gospel. Only Sunni Muslims have good status; members of other sects of Islam are often violently persecuted. They have no choice but to remain Muslim since the "gatekeepers" prevent outsiders from sharing other spiritual believes. The great missionary statesman, William Carey, referred to such groups as "no choice" peoples.

Prayer Points
Pray for spiritual hunger and a desire for truth that will give this Sindhi people group the willingness to seek and find answers.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Sindhi Mohana people.
Pray for a disciple-making movement to flourish among this people group and spread to other communities in Pakistan.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-19
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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:545,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (519,000)Islamabad (1,200)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Sindhi Mohana
People Name General: Sindhi Mohana
Alternate People Names:
सिंधी मोहना
ROP3 Code: 113643
Joshua Project People ID: 18136
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 545,000
Population all Countries: 546,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Sindhi Mohana
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (510,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (37,000)Kacchi (5,900)
Dhatki (2,000)Saraiki (1,800)
Koli, Parkari (400)Gurgula (200)
Total Languages: 7
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sindhi
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Sindhi Mohana in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Sindhi Mohana Pakistan    
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