Sayyid in Nepal


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Sayyid or Syed are among the largest of Muslim communities of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. They trace their lineage directly back to the daughter of the Prophet Mohammad. The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans. The Sayyid speak many languages in Nepal but the largest are Maithili, Nepali, Urdu and Bhojpuri.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of the sheer religious and political weight that the Sayyid carry in their respective communities, a transformed Sayyid leader for Christ could have influence like that of "Paul" in his day. Whole districts could be converted to be followers of Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) if Sayyid leaders came to know and trust the truth.


Prayer Points

Pray for dreams and visions that will open Sayyid hearts to Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to send them the right ambassadors for Christ.
Pray that soon Sayyid leaders will teach Christ to Muslims throughout South Asia.


Scripture Prayers for the Sayyid in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Pronunciation SAH-yeed
Alternate Names Barwar; Dayarewale; Ghair-e-mehdi; Mahadavia; Mashaikh; Mehdiwale; Mulla; Mushaik; Mushaq; Nadim Guruvulu; Pirzada; Saiyed; Saiyid; Sayad; Sayd; Sayyad; Syed; साइयिड
Population this Country 78,000
Population all Countries 18,156,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 18045
ROP3 Code 113540
ROP25 Code 307793
ROP25 Name Sayyid
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Janakpur
18,000
Narayani
15,000
Kosi
14,000
Lumbini
11,000
Sagarmatha
8,300
Bheri
5,000
Bagmati
1,800
Mechi
1,400
Gandaki
1,100
Rapti
300
Seti
200
Dhaulagiri
100
Karnali
20
Mahakali
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 14
  Janakpur 18,000
  Narayani 15,000
  Kosi 14,000
  Lumbini 11,000
  Sagarmatha 8,300
  Bheri 5,000
  Bagmati 1,800
  Mechi 1,400
  Gandaki 1,100
  Rapti 300
  Seti 200
  Dhaulagiri 100
  Karnali 20
  Mahakali 20
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Urdu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Maithili
15,000
Bhojpuri
7,000
Nepali
1,300
Awadhi
600
Bengali
200
Marwari (India)
200
Angika
100
Primary Language Urdu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 15,000
  Bhojpuri 7,000
  Nepali 1,300
  Awadhi 600
  Bengali 200
  Marwari (India) 200
  Angika 100
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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