Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

When those from the Indian subcontinent hear the word “Baghban,” most think of the hit Bollywood film with that title. But when a farmer from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan hears that word, he thinks of himself, his family, and his community. The Muslim Baghban people are spread far and wide. As a result, they speak eight languages. You can find them in both the rural and urban parts of India and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Baghban people are a community of gardeners, and “Baghban” is the literal definition of their trade: gardener. Others engage in wholesale and retail sales of fruits. In Pakistan they have an educational trust. There is also a Baghban Muslim Welfare Association that advocates for their needs. They have a Facebook site of some 2,000 members.


What Are Their Beliefs?

All Baghban are Muslims, as Islam has been deeply ingrained in their culture and identity. We know of no followers of Christ among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Baghban community needs to hear about what Jesus can do for them as individuals, as families, and as communities. There are evangelistic materials available to them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Baghban (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

* Pray that God will open Baghban hearts to the gospel and will raise up His ambassadors to tell them of Jesus.
* Pray that God will reveal Himself in dreams and visions and send believers who can explain those dreams and visions to them.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among the Baghban people in Pakistan and India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-26
People Name General Baghban (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Baghban (Muslim traditions)
World Population 259,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Bagban; Bagvan; बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16284
ROP3 Code 111409
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
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
185,000
Punjab
51,000
Islamabad
3,300
Sindh
1,100
Balochistan
100
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
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 185,000
  Punjab 51,000
  Islamabad 3,300
  Sindh 1,100
  Balochistan 100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (133,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindko, Southern
32,000
Hindko, Northern
30,000
Urdu
25,000
Pashto, Northern
20,000
Saraiki
3,800
Sindhi
200
Pashto, Central
40
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (133,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindko, Southern 32,000
  Hindko, Northern 30,000
  Urdu 25,000
  Pashto, Northern 20,000
  Saraiki 3,800
  Sindhi 200
  Pashto, Central 40
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
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 Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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