Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

When those from the Indian subcontinent hear the word "Baghban," most think of the hit Bollywood film with that title. But when a farmer from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan hears that word, he thinks of himself, his family, and his community. 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Baghban people are a community of gardeners, and "Baghban" is the literal definition of their trade: gardener. 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. They have a Facebook site of some 2,000 members.


What Are Their Beliefs?

All Baghban are Muslims, as Islam has been deeply ingrained in their culture and identity. 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 His ambassadors 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 for a disciple-making movement among the Baghban people in Pakistan and India.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-26
People Name General Baghban (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Baghban (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation BAHG-vahn
Population this Country 240,000
Population all Countries 261,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Bagban; Bagvan; बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16284
ROP3 Code 111409
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
172,000
Punjab
56,000
Islamabad
3,200
Sindh
1,300
Balochistan
100
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 172,000
  Punjab 56,000
  Islamabad 3,200
  Sindh 1,300
  Balochistan 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Pashto, Northern (95,000 speakers)
Language Code pbu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
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
Primary Language Pashto, Northern (95,000 speakers)
Language Code pbu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
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
People Groups Speaking Pashto, Northern
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 Pakistan 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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more