Sandhai in India

The Sandhai have only been reported 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 nomadic Sandhai people once lived in what is now Pakistan's Sindh Province; however now most of them live in Gujarat, India. They migrated to India about 300 years ago. Many have moved to other parts of India for jobs. They speak not only Gujarati, the trade language of Gujarat, but their heart language which includes words from both Sindhi and Kacchi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are often livestock herders. In Saurashtra in Gujarat, many are farmers. They have an association to protect their interests. The Sandhai are endogamous (they only marry members of their own group) and have more than 80 clans. Some of the main ones are the Samma, the Sameja and the Jadeja.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sandhai are Sunni Muslims and many follow the Barelvi way that has to do with mysticism.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the opportunity to earn a good living, staying in one place long enough for the next generation to enjoy higher education.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sandhai in India.

*Pray that spiritual heaviness from mysticism will be replaced with spiritual refreshment from the Holy Spirit, and that Christ's light of truth will shine forth into their culture. *Pray that churches will be planted, and new disciples will flourish among them, bringing blessings to the Sandhai people. *Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-12
People Name General Sandhai
People Name in Country Sandhai
Population this Country 1,500
Population all Countries 1,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Sindhi Muslim; संधई
People ID 18012
ROP3 Code 113506
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)
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 1
  Gujarat 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (1,100 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
400
Primary Language Gujarati (1,100 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 400
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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.
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


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