Baghban (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Baghban means, "one who looks after the garden." Baghban Muslim people are found in India, Pakistan, and Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

Baghban Muslim people of India live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Uttar Pradesh Baghban people speak Urdu and Hindi and write in Perso Arabic among each other. They are not vegetarians and do not drink alcohol. They prefer to marry within the group. They have adult marriages through discussion and cousins often marry. Sons get a larger amount of property than the daughters on the death of the father and the oldest son becomes leader of the home. Marriage is at the home of the bride. They own land and in addition to selling vegetables, some work in confectionery, and some for the government. They value education, some become doctors, teachers, and engineers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Baghban people are Sunni Muslims who worship Allah. They believe Muslim saints pray for them so they can receive their requests. Baghban people use the Koran as their authority and celebrate all festivals of Islam. They fast 40 days during Ramadan.


What Are Their Needs?

Maharashtra enforces an anti-conversion law. This is a serious threat to Christians, and those who would be so.
Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, yet Baghban Muslim people remain unreached.

Family, community, and inter-tribal involvement may be an opportunity for those who know the truth of the gospel to earn eventual acceptance and privilege to speak.


Prayer Points

Pray that Almighty God would strengthen, encourage, and protect those who would be church planters and disciplers among these spiritually needy people, who do not yet know their Savior.
Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches that will in turn plant other churches.
Ask God to transform entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify Him, and represent His Kingdom here on earth.


Scripture Prayers for the Baghban (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

Singh, K.S., ed. "Indian's Commuities A-Z," Oxford University Press, USA
1999https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16283/IN


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Baghban (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Baghban (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation BAHG-vahn
Population this Country 20,000
Population all Countries 261,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bagban; Bagvan; बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16284
ROP3 Code 111409
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
15,000
Maharashtra
2,100
Karnataka
1,800
Telangana
1,200
Uttarakhand
90
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Uttar Pradesh 15,000
  Maharashtra 2,100
  Karnataka 1,800
  Telangana 1,200
  Uttarakhand 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (16,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
800
Awadhi
70
Kannada
70
Primary Language Urdu (16,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 800
  Awadhi 70
  Kannada 70
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more