Burusho in Pakistan

The Burusho have only been reported in Pakistan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Burusho of Pakistan live in Hunza and Nagir in the mountainous region. They speak Burushaski.

The villages of the Burusho are hundreds of feet above the Hunza River. Travel is by narrow road. Travelling could be an obstacle to the gospel.

The Burusho work in agriculture. They are involved in livestock production for food and drink. They grow crops such as potatoes and carrots.

The main clans of the Burusho live in the city of Baltit. Marriages take place once a year, usually in December. Divorce is allowed only to men and then only on the grounds of adultery. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son usually receiving the best land.

The leader of the Burusho is called the Mir and his authority is final. They are Muslims by religion and have been so for many years.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Burusho in Pakistan.

* Pray that the Mir becomes Christian and leads others of the Burusho to Jesus Christ
* Pray that as the Burusho read the Koran they will want to learn more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and give their lives to Him.


References

http://www.everyculture.com/South-Asia/Burusho.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-08
People Name General Burusho
People Name in Country Burusho
Population this Country 212,000
Population all Countries 212,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Yashkun; बूरुषो
People ID 20031
ROP3 Code 101787
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Gilgit-Baltistan 212,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Burushaski
Language Code bsk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Balti Shina Urdu
Primary Language Burushaski
Language Code bsk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Balti
  Shina
  Urdu
People Groups Speaking Burushaski

Primary Language:  Burushaski

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2021)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Burushaski
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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