Brahmin unspecified in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

Brahmin is a Hindu Indian caste. The English word brahmin is an anglicized form of the Sanskrit word Brahmana. Brahmin refers to the 'Supreme Self' in Hinduism or the first of the gods. Because of the diversity in language, religious and cultural traditions and practices, and the Vedic schools which they belong to, there are numerous types of Brahmins. At one time they were the ones who performed Hindu rituals.
The history of the Brahmins is associated with the Vedic religion of early India, usually referred to as Sanatana Dharma. Brahmins first come to notice historically in the Vedic period, but how the modern caste system developed is a highly contested topic due to lack of clear data. Brahmins and kings became the dominant social and religious forces in many of the kingdoms that developed over pre-modern India.
There is a worldwide Brahmin diaspora, but they are concentrated in India. Partly because there are so few Hindus in Pakistan, there are few Brahmins in that country.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Brahmins have excelled as educators, law makers, scholars, doctors, warriors, writers, poets, landowners and politicians. Modern Brahmin parents aspire for their sons to become computer programmers and engineers. In Pakistan, they might not have these opportunities. In Muslim Pakistan, there are few Brahmins, and their status is diminished.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Brahmins respect the ancient (and many not-so-ancient) traditions of their forefathers. Some work to synthesize modern science and Hindu beliefs and practices. There are hundreds of "denominations" of Hinduism and Brahmins have a presence in many; so it is not easy to generalize on what Brahmins believe. Some would be devotees of Vishnu or his avatars of Krishna or Ram, some would be devotees of Shiva, and some would be devotees of the goddess in one of her manifestations. Others are followers of modern gurus. Few today have seriously studied, let along memorized, the ancient Vedas; but one is more likely to find a person knowledgeable about the Vedas and other Hindu texts and teachings among Brahmins than among any non-Brahmin caste group.


What Are Their Needs?

Brahmins and other Hindus need protection in Pakistan. This is a country that is famous for violent opposition to religious minorities.


Prayer Points

Pray for Brahmins to have enough spiritual hunger to seek and find the savior of mankind.
Pray for wisdom for disciples of Jesus who can befriend and share faith with Pakistan’s Brahmins.
Pray that the true God will reveal himself to this community and use Brahmins to preach and teach about Jesus Christ in Pakistan.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin unspecified in Pakistan.


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People Name General Brahmin
People Name in Country Brahmin unspecified
Pronunciation BRAH-min
Alternate Names Aruva; Asomiya Brahman; Asomiya Brahmin; Assmese Brahman; Assmese Brahmin; Bahrani; Bahun; Bajey; Baman; Bhagavathulu; Brahman-Khatri; Brahmin-Khatri; Dravidulu Brahman; Dravidulu Brahmin; Gaur; Gorkha; Nepali; Pandit; Peshin; Sharma; Smartha Brahman; Smartha Brahmin; Sourashtra; Swangla; ब्रामिन
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 34,839,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16521
ROP3 Code 111696
ROP25 Code 301405
ROP25 Name Brahmin
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Sindh
24,000
Punjab
3,700
Balochistan
200
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
30
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Sindh 24,000
  Punjab 3,700
  Balochistan 200
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sindhi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
4,900
Saraiki
2,200
Punjabi, Eastern
1,600
Marwari
1,500
Kacchi
1,100
Punjabi, Western
200
Gujarati
200
Hindi
80
Hindustani, Sarnami
40
Primary Language Sindhi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 4,900
  Saraiki 2,200
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,600
  Marwari 1,500
  Kacchi 1,100
  Punjabi, Western 200
  Gujarati 200
  Hindi 80
  Hindustani, Sarnami 40
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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