Dhund in Pakistan


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

Introduction

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 acccount is that the Dhund Abbasi are descendants of Abbas, an uncle of the prophet Mohammad, but this may have little credibility.


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

There are brave Pakistani Christians. Pray for their protection and for opportunities to take the Gospel to people groups such as the Dhund.


Prayer Focus

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. There is so much spiritual darkness in Pakistan to penetrate with the light of the Gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Dhund in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-27
People Name General Dhund
People Name in Country Dhund
Pronunciation duhnd
Population this Country 725,000
Population all Countries 737,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Dandari; Dander; Malyar; ढूंड
People ID 16717
ROP3 Code 111954
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
325,000
Punjab
213,000
Islamabad
91,000
Azad Kashmir
77,000
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 325,000
  Punjab 213,000
  Islamabad 91,000
  Azad Kashmir 77,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (317,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Pahari-Potwari
151,000
Punjabi, Western
138,000
Hindko, Southern
41,000
Pashto, Northern
33,000
Urdu
29,000
Shina
10,000
Khowar
8,400
Kashmiri
7,200
Pashto, Central
6,200
Shina, Kohistani
5,200
Saraiki
4,200
Bateri
2,400
Kohistani, Indus
1,300
Balti
1,100
Chilisso
300
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (317,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Pahari-Potwari 151,000
  Punjabi, Western 138,000
  Hindko, Southern 41,000
  Pashto, Northern 33,000
  Urdu 29,000
  Shina 10,000
  Khowar 8,400
  Kashmiri 7,200
  Pashto, Central 6,200
  Shina, Kohistani 5,200
  Saraiki 4,200
  Bateri 2,400
  Kohistani, Indus 1,300
  Balti 1,100
  Chilisso 300
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1929-2019)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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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 Galen Frysinger 
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