Mussali in India


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Indigenous Hindus were forcibly converted to Islam and given the derisive name "Mussali." Today they have low status wherever they live in South Asia.


Where Are they Located?

Mussali people in India usually live in Rajasthan. The Pakistani Mussalis are concentrated in Punjab Province, though they live in the other provinces as well. There is a smaller number of them in Afghanistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mussali people are sanitation workers who do the most menial and disgusting jobs. They are looked down upon by other communities. They are unhappy with their lot and they want more out of life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mussalis are Muslims who are affected by the caste system. They have low status, and their form of Islam is tainted by Hinduism. All they can do is put their faith in Allah, and hope that he will reward them on the day of judgment.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mussali people need opportunities to get the education they need to rise out of poverty.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Mussali people will have the blessings of spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to this untended field.
Pray for the Lord to raise up the Mussali communities with both physical and spiritual blessings that will show other communities what He can do for any people who submit to His ways.


Scripture Prayers for the Mussali in India.


References

https://lubpak.com/archives/51659
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17714/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17714/AF


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mussali
People Name in Country Mussali
Pronunciation moo-sah-LEE
Alternate Names मुस्सली
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 2,776,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17714
ROP3 Code 113164
ROP25 Code 309246
ROP25 Name Mussali
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Rajasthan
5,000
Gujarat
4,100
Jammu and Kashmir
1,600
Punjab
900
Haryana
200
Himachal Pradesh
100
Chandigarh
40
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Rajasthan 5,000
  Gujarat 4,100
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,600
  Punjab 900
  Haryana 200
  Himachal Pradesh 100
  Chandigarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (5,600 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
2,700
Urdu
1,100
Dogri
500
Dhundari
100
Bagri
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (5,600 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 2,700
  Urdu 1,100
  Dogri 500
  Dhundari 100
  Bagri 20
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2021)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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