Makhmi in India


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

Introduction / History

The Makhmi tribe is not very well known or understood. They are considered to be Muslim in a land where Islam, Hinduism, and even Buddhism are nearby.


Where Are they Located?

The Makhmi people live in the northern part of Jammu and Kashmir. Some live on the Indian side of the border, but most are on Pakistan’s side of the line.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Kashmir is a very difficult part of the world where armies of India and Pakistan are usually on the brink of war. For this reason the Makhmi people live with the presence of military forces all around them. They do their best to grow enough food in Kashmir’s harsh climate. The Makhmis have learned how to survive off of milk from their livestock and the crops that they can grow.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Makhmi people believe that Allah, the supreme God, spoke directly to Mohammed, their prophet, showing them the way to live. Their lives are full of dos and don’ts that affect them from the time they wake up till they go to bed. We don’t know of any Christian believers among the Makhmi people. Pray that this will be the decade where there is an unstoppable movement to Christ in their community.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Makhmi in India.

Pray for the Makhmi community to be blessed in every way by Almighty God.
Pray for Makhmi decision-makers to have a Holy Spirit-led hunger for spiritual truth that only Jesus Christ can satisfy.
Pray For workers to take Christ to the Makhmi people no matter what the cost may be.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17419/PK
https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=41469


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Makhmi
People Name in Country Makhmi
World Population 131,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मख़मी
People ID 17419
ROP3 Code 112820
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 3
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
9,300
Ladakh
2,400
Himachal Pradesh
40
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 3
  Jammu and Kashmir 9,300
  Ladakh 2,400
  Himachal Pradesh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kashmiri (7,500 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Ladakhi
2,600
Purik
900
Zangskari
800
Changthang
400
Shina
40
Primary Language Kashmiri (7,500 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Ladakhi 2,600
  Purik 900
  Zangskari 800
  Changthang 400
  Shina 40
People Groups Speaking Kashmiri

Primary Language:  Kashmiri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1813-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1813-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1899-2011)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kashmiri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Forgiver
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.86 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.14 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Peoples of the Buddhist World, Asia Harvest  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more