Sindhi (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

In the eighth century, Sindhis became part of an Islamic Empire, enabling Arabs to enter India. Sindhi people have Persian links that have influenced them. Sindhi Muslims of India are also called Sandhai. They have their roots in Pakistan's Sindh Province.


Where Are they Located?

They live in Kutch and Saurashtra districts, and Junagadh in India's Gujarat State, which is just south of Pakistan's Sindh Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Sindhi Muslims are nomadic and look after cattle. They breed other animals such as buffaloes. Many are also farmers. Some have gone to other parts of India looking for work.

Sindhi people do not allow their people to marry outside their community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims who have also been influenced by Sufism. There are Sufi shrines in Sindhi communities.


What Are Their Needs?

They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.


Prayer Points

Pray that Sindhi people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
Pray that Sindhi people will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among Sindhi people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Sindhi families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.


Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sandhai muslims
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_people
https://www.firstpost.com/world/why-india-doesnt-want-sindhis-fleeing-pakistan-694611.html


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation SIN-dee
Population this Country 169,000
Population all Countries 192,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Bhatia; Kachchi; Sindhi; सिंधी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18140
ROP3 Code 113647
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 5
Largest States
Gujarat
147,000
Rajasthan
11,000
Maharashtra
10,000
Daman and Diu
70
Karnataka
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Gujarat 147,000
  Rajasthan 11,000
  Maharashtra 10,000
  Daman and Diu 70
  Karnataka 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (89,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
46,000
Kacchi
6,200
Marwari
1,200
Urdu
600
Primary Language Sindhi (89,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 46,000
  Kacchi 6,200
  Marwari 1,200
  Urdu 600
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more