Rind Baloch in Pakistan

The Baloch Rind 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

Baloch peoples like the Rind tribe generally live in remote mountainous and desert regions, which provides protection from invasions. They live mainly in the Balochistan region of the southeastern-most edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Life is hard for the Baloch tribes, and things are even more difficult since they are often fighting against the Pakistani government. There is not enough water in this region; as a result, farming and livestock herding is difficult.


Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan does not allow church planting missionaries into their country. The number of believers who can share Christ in this Muslim nation is very small.


Outreach Ideas

The tradition of a Baloch mother singing lullabies to her children has played an important role in the transfer of knowledge from generation to generation for many centuries. The Rind Baloch enjoy stories and songs about their military victories. Is it possible for someone to come up with culturally appropriate music, skits, and oral stories that honor the Lord for the Rind Baloch people? Since it's very difficult for outsiders to enter and stay in this land, perhaps songs and recorded stories can be downloadable on the internet.


Prayer Focus

There are no known believers among the Rind Baloch people in Pakistan. Pray for a faithful group of intercessors to come together and intercede for these Muslims until there is a church planting movement among them. * Pray that the Rind Baloch may be open to the gospel and to the Savior.
* Pray that God will provide workers who speak the Balochi language to work with the Baloch peoples.
* Pray that God will show the Baloch peoples the way to live together in peace and prosperity.


Scripture Prayers for the Baloch Rind in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-22
People Name General Baloch Rind
People Name in Country Baloch Rind
Natural Name Rind Baloch
Pronunciation rind bah-LOACH
Population this Country 1,131,000
Population all Countries 1,131,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Rid; Rind; Rud; बलोच, राइंड
People ID 20260
ROP3 Code 115997
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 on file 5
Largest States
Balochistan
754,000
Sindh
205,000
Punjab
146,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
25,000
Islamabad
70
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 5
  Balochistan 754,000
  Sindh 205,000
  Punjab 146,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 25,000
  Islamabad 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Balochi, Southern (861,000 speakers)
Language Code bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Balochi, Eastern
327,000
Sindhi
97,000
Saraiki
42,000
Urdu
37,000
Pashto, Central
11,000
Dari
9,600
Brahui
2,500
Pashto, Northern
900
Dhatki
500
Primary Language Balochi, Southern (861,000 speakers)
Language Code bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Balochi, Eastern 327,000
  Sindhi 97,000
  Saraiki 42,000
  Urdu 37,000
  Pashto, Central 11,000
  Dari 9,600
  Brahui 2,500
  Pashto, Northern 900
  Dhatki 500
People Groups Speaking Balochi, Southern

Primary Language:  Balochi, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1992-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1999-2001)
Bible-Complete No
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Balochi, Southern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story (Tamil Musalmani)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Southern Balochi
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Southern Balochi
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 Cpl. Daniel Blatter  Creative Commons 
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


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