Shaikh in New Zealand


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Introduction / History

According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of sir. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities.


Where Are they Located?

Shaikhs have large communities in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. A small number have migrated to other parts of the world such as New Zealand.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Among South Asian Muslims, Shaikhs have great prestige as being knowledgeable about Islam. They are likely to be the imams and other mosque leaders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Shaikhs need spiritual discernment and humility to see that Jesus offers answers to life's many problems.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger among the Shaikhs in New Zealand.
Pray that the Lord will send dreams and visions to the Shaikhs of New Zealand that will give them the willingness to teach Christ at the mosques.
Pray that Shaikhs will soon disciple thousands of Muslims in the life-transforming ways of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Shaikh in New Zealand.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18084/BG
https://iaa.ewr.govt.nz/PublicRegister/View.aspx?adviserNumber=200900488
http://ianzl.co.nz/about-us/
http://www.franchise.co.nz/article/2442


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Shaikh
People Name in Country Shaikh
Pronunciation shayk
Population this Country 1,800
Population all Countries 217,686,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bengali Muslim (in Bangladesh); Faraji; Jhiwar; Shaik; Sheikh; Shekhzade; शैख़
People ID 18084
ROP3 Code 113585
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Bengali (1,800 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (1,800 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video 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 Bengali 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 Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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
Unknown
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Mikhail Nilov - Pexels 
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