Sudhan in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* 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

The city of Rawalakot, the capital of the Sudhan tribe, suffered significant damage from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sudhuns are a tight knit community. They highly value education of women.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Wahabi influence has recently been noted among the Sudhans. This is among the most conservative and devout forms of Sunni Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Pakistan is generally hostile to Christian witness, made worse by Wahabi influence.

Focused, sustained prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Sudhan community to receive the gospel when it comes. Only the Holy Spirit can break through.


Prayer Points

There likely are no followers of Christ among the Sudhan community. Pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself, that they will clearly understand the grace and truth offered through faith in Christ, resting fully on his finished work on the cross, and the power of his life within them.
Pray for the proud Sudhan community to clearly see their need for a savior and recognize Jesus as the provision God has provided.


Scripture Prayers for the Sudhan in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sudhan
People Name in Country Sudhan
Pronunciation SUHD-ahn
Alternate Names सुधान
Population this Country 175,000
Population all Countries 200,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 18180
ROP3 Code 113692
ROP25 Code 307717
ROP25 Name Sudhan
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Azad Kashmir
164,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
6,800
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
800
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Azad Kashmir 164,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 6,800
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 800
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (78,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Pahari-Potwari
75,000
Kashmiri
4,900
Shina
4,800
Urdu
4,700
Pashto, Northern
2,500
Gujari
500
Punjabi, Western
200
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (78,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Pahari-Potwari 75,000
  Kashmiri 4,900
  Shina 4,800
  Urdu 4,700
  Pashto, Northern 2,500
  Gujari 500
  Punjabi, Western 200
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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