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Turi Barot in Pakistan

Turi Barot

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Turi Barot in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Turi Barot are a Hindu people who live in Gujarati, the west state of India and in Pakistan. During the Partition of India of 1947 many Hindus left Pakistan and moved to India. Many Muslims in India fled to Pakistan. This accounts for the fact that many more Barot live in India than Pakistan.
Barot was traditionally an honorific title. Traditionally the Barot read genealogies and myths and recited poetry for a living. However, in modern times they have lost enough clients that they now do other things to make a living. The Barot claim to be Brahmin in origin.
The Turi Barot who live in India and speak Gujarati. The others who live further west in Pakistan use Sindhi are their primary language. Many resources are available in Sindhi including a complete Bible and the JESUS Film.

What are their lives like?
Since their traditional jobs have disappeared, educated Barot now work in government service or in private business. Rural Barot farm the land and grow rice, wheat, lentils, and vegetables.
The gospel may need to be presented to the rural Barot in oral and visual forms since their literacy rate is low especially among their women.
The Barot marry within their group. Families and young people arrange marriages. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. Sons inherit property and take care of elderly parents.
In the urban regions the Barot use modern medicine but in rural regions they favor traditional medicines. The Barot love drama, dancing, singing, and reciting poetry. These activities are prominent during Hindu festivals.

What are their beliefs?
Turi Barot people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of South Asia. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods as Christians do. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
The Barot community needs to experience the abundant blessings that only Jesus Christ can offer. Older Turi Barot people are mostly illiterate; younger people are seeking opportunities to leave rural areas and seek better educational and employment opportunities in the cities. They need to be exposed to the good news of Jesus Christ, God's provision for the payment of their sins.

Prayer Points
Pray for believers to go to the Turi Barot with culturally appropriate songs and dramas that exalt the name of Jesus Christ.
Pray that many Turi Barot people will respond to the gospel, and that a disciple making movement will begin throughout their region in this decade.
Pray that the Lord will raise up many intercessors to pray for Turi Barot families.
Ask the Lord to send workers to the Turi Barot of Pakistan and India.


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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:1,900
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (1,800)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Turi Barot
People Name General: Turi Barot
Alternate People Names:
Dhed BarotDhedh Barot
Harijan Barotटूरी बरोट
ROP3 Code: 113753
Joshua Project People ID: 18227
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Turi Barot
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (700)Kacchi (80)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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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 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 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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Turi Barot in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Turi Barot Pakistan    
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