Moghal in India


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

Subgroups: 13 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Turk 442,000
Chagtai 142,000
Qazalbash 9,000
Chakdo 7,800
Ballas 7,700
Balisht 1,500
Barlaisi 1,500
Beg 1,400
Ghori 1,400
Tatari 1,400

Introduction

The Moghal are a well-known Muslim community of North India. According to sources, they were originally from Mongolia and came to India along with the Mughal emperor Babar, the founder of the Mughal empire in India. They are divided into the Shia and Sunni sects of Islam. They adhere to sharia law as regards the rules of marriage, divorce, remarriage, and inheritance of property. They celebrate all Muslim festivals with great enthusiasm and devotion.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of understanding of the full credentials of Jesus stands in the way of belief, for most Muslims.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to communicate to these strongly Muslim people that following Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) does not require giving up all of their culture.


Prayer Focus

Pray for laborers to have wisdom in applying the pattern Jesus gave in Matthew 10:7-14 and Luke 10:5-11, leading to blessing among Moghal households. Pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself from among this community of India. They will need teachers to help them become established in the faith. Pray for their protection from destructive influences. Pray the Muslim Moghals will be increasingly drawn to Isa as they study the Koran. Pray they will desire to learn more about him, and that this desire will be satisfied as the Lord reveals himself to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Moghal in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-08-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-24
People Name General Moghal
People Name in Country Moghal
Pronunciation moh-GAHL
Population this Country 2,063,000
Population all Countries 3,450,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 41
Alternate Names Mugal; Mughal; Turk; मोघल
People ID 13761
ROP3 Code 106706
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Muslim - other
People Group Moghal
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 13
  Turk 442,000
  Chagtai 142,000
  Qazalbash 9,000
  Chakdo 7,800
  Ballas 7,700
  Balisht 1,500
  Barlaisi 1,500
  Beg 1,400
  Ghori 1,400
  Tatari 1,400
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 31
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
744,000
Maharashtra
249,000
Karnataka
180,000
Rajasthan
163,000
West Bengal
129,000
Telangana
127,000
Delhi
108,000
Madhya Pradesh
88,000
Bihar
37,000
Assam
30,000
Uttarakhand
26,000
Gujarat
24,000
Odisha
24,000
Jammu and Kashmir
23,000
Tamil Nadu
22,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 31  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 744,000
  Maharashtra 249,000
  Karnataka 180,000
  Rajasthan 163,000
  West Bengal 129,000
  Telangana 127,000
  Delhi 108,000
  Madhya Pradesh 88,000
  Bihar 37,000
  Assam 30,000
  Uttarakhand 26,000
  Gujarat 24,000
  Odisha 24,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 23,000
  Tamil Nadu 22,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (1,569,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
70,000
Marwari
30,000
Awadhi
17,000
Dhundari
13,000
Telugu
10,000
Kashmiri
6,500
Marathi
6,400
Gujarati
5,300
Mewari
4,000
Konkani
2,600
Punjabi, Eastern
2,400
Bagri
2,000
Tamil
2,000
Shekhawati
2,000
Kannada
1,500
Primary Language Urdu (1,569,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 70,000
  Marwari 30,000
  Awadhi 17,000
  Dhundari 13,000
  Telugu 10,000
  Kashmiri 6,500
  Marathi 6,400
  Gujarati 5,300
  Mewari 4,000
  Konkani 2,600
  Punjabi, Eastern 2,400
  Bagri 2,000
  Tamil 2,000
  Shekhawati 2,000
  Kannada 1,500
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more