Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Subgroups: 22 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Malik 63,000
Mir 59,000
Bat 41,000
Lon 27,000
Shaikh 26,000
Khauja 23,000
Dar 21,000
Ganai 8,800
Raina 7,300
Tantrei 4,300

Introduction

The Kashmiris live in Kashmir, a breathtaking region that is located in the western Himalayan Mountains of northwestern India and northeastern Pakistan. Unfortunately, this is a highly disputed area. It has been a battleground between India, Pakistan, and China since the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, so all three countries control part of Kashmir, and sporadic fighting continues among the three. More than ninety percent of Kashmir is mountainous. Most of the region is under snow and glaciers all year due to its extreme elevation. Most of the Kashmiris are farmers or livestock herders.


Ministry Obstacles

Kashmir is a remote part of the world, and it is often a war zone. They also suffer from natural disasters like earthquakes.


Outreach Ideas

Kashmiris are friendly, and they have a tourist industry for those brave enough to take chances. Believers can enter as tourists during the warmer months and have contact with these Sunni Muslims.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among Kashmiris in Pakistan. Pray for the few believers among Kashmiris in India to reach out to them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for a just and lasting peace in Kashmir.
* Pray for the ordeals they have faced to give Kashmiris a desire for true holiness and righteousness.
* Pray for workers to go to the Kashmiris and begin a disciple-making movement.
* Pray for Kashmiris to be transformed by the work of the Holy Spirit.


Scripture Prayers for the Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

The Waiting World - The Kashmiri

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-04
People Name General Kashmiri (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Kashmiri (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation kash-MEER-ee
World Population 7,988,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 26
Alternate Names Kashmiri-Punjabi; Keshur; Khoja; Mansoori; Mansoori Muslim; Shia Imami Ismaili; कश्मीरी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 12558
ROP3 Code 104709
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Muslim - other
People Group Kashmiri (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 22 (only 15 largest shown)
  Malik 63,000
  Mir 59,000
  Bat 41,000
  Lon 27,000
  Shaikh 26,000
  Khauja 23,000
  Dar 21,000
  Ganai 8,800
  Raina 7,300
  Tantrei 4,300
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)
Location in Country Jammu and Kashmir, south of Shina.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Azad Kashmir
495,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
338,000
Punjab
202,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
186,000
Sindh
80,000
Islamabad
6,300
Balochistan
700
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)
Location in Country Jammu and Kashmir, south of Shina..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 7
  Azad Kashmir 495,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 338,000
  Punjab 202,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 186,000
  Sindh 80,000
  Islamabad 6,300
  Balochistan 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kashmiri (391,000 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
290,000
Hindko, Northern
166,000
Pashto, Northern
154,000
Shina
106,000
Khowar
51,000
Balti
48,000
Pashto, Central
39,000
Gujari
25,000
Shina, Kohistani
23,000
Hindko, Southern
6,000
Bateri
5,000
Burushaski
3,000
Kohistani, Indus
1,900
Kalasha
600
Gawri
600
Primary Language Kashmiri (391,000 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 290,000
  Hindko, Northern 166,000
  Pashto, Northern 154,000
  Shina 106,000
  Khowar 51,000
  Balti 48,000
  Pashto, Central 39,000
  Gujari 25,000
  Shina, Kohistani 23,000
  Hindko, Southern 6,000
  Bateri 5,000
  Burushaski 3,000
  Kohistani, Indus 1,900
  Kalasha 600
  Gawri 600
People Groups Speaking Kashmiri

Primary Language:  Kashmiri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1813-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1813-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1899-2011)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kashmiri
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 Kashmiri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Forgiver
General Got Questions Ministry
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 Copyrighted © 2020  Matt Brandon  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source The Waiting World
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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