Dhund in Pakistan

Photo Source:  Galen Frysinger 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Dhund
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 751,000
World Population: 763,000
Primary Language: Hindko, Northern
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Dhund Abbasi people are said to have come to ancient Pakistan from Egypt around 850 AD, as traders and merchants in commodities. It is likely that they are descended from the Abbasid dynasty. This dynasty governed for 500 years from Baghdad, Iraq. The rule of the Abbasi extended eastwards across Afghanistan into the South Asian subcontinent, covering the eastern part of modern-day Pakistan. A conflicting account is that the Dhund Abbasi are descendants of Abbas, an uncle of the prophet Mohammad, but this may have little credibility.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Though some still consider them to be only a "tribe," the Dhund people are by no means backwards. They are a force to be reckoned with, even in today's world. They are known for their teachers and quality education.

What Are Their Beliefs?

In Pakistan, most Dhund people are Sunni Muslim like the Pakistani majority.

What Are Their Needs?

Northern Pakistan, where the Dhund people reside, is especially resistant to the claims of Christ. Spiritual opposition is strong, not to mention the opposition from men. There are brave Pakistani Christians.

Prayer Points

Pray for their protection and for opportunities to take the gospel to people groups such as the Dhund.
It is unlikely there is even a single follower of Christ among the Dhund of Pakistan and India. If there are secret believers, we need to be in prayer for them.
Please pray the Lord will reveal himself to the Dhund people in powerful ways.

Text Source:   Joshua Project