Budhan (Muslim traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Budhan are a Muslim community that lives in the northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. A smaller number live in the Pakistani side of that border.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their cuisine includes kebabs and biryanis, a spicy rice dish. They are mainly farmers and livestock herders who also engage in local trade. Trade is difficult in this war-torn land where roads are sometimes scarce.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This Muslim community highly values education. Though they are officially Sunni Muslim, many engage in the more emotional and mystical Sufi practices. There are many Sufi shrines in their homeland.


What Are Their Needs?

The Budhan people are often poor, but they are improving their lot as more become entrepreneurs.


Prayer Points

Pray for many from this unreached people group to understand both God’s judgment and his majestic glory.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Budhan people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Budhan (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Budhan (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Budhan (Muslim traditions)
Alternate Names बूढान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 3,400
Population all Countries 21,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16538
ROP3 Code 111719
ROP25 Code 301722
ROP25 Name Budhan
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,300
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Kashmiri (2,400 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Dogri
300
Pahari
40
Primary Language Kashmiri (2,400 speakers)
Language Code kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Dogri 300
  Pahari 40
People Groups Speaking Kashmiri
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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