Ghosi (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.

Introduction / History

Three-year-old Saif sat on his haunches beside his mother staring intently at her swift, gentle hands coursing the creamy milk from the brown cow's full udder. Swish! Saif giggled heartily as she squirted a bit of the cow's milk towards his mouth. This was a rare occasion since the milk was not only for their use, but was the family's business. Later, they would make their way to homes nearby and sell the milk to neighbors. Saif's mother was fortunate that she didn't have to make the long trek to town as some of her friends did in order to sell milk. This has been the life of the Muslim Ghosi people for centuries.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Formerly thought to have been Hindu, they have all become Muslim. There are tracts, a fully translated Bible, and many other resources for hearing of the One who loves them and died and rose again for them. But they do not hear. There are spiritual obstacles that keep them away from their Savior.


Prayer Points

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

Pray that prayer warriors will be raised up who will faithfully intercede for the hard ground of the Ghosi heart to be tilled and softened. Pray that Christ's followers will be called to tell the story about Jesus to everyone in a culturally relevant way, simple and appealing, to this tiny speck of humanity.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Ghosi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Ghosi (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 29,000
Population all Countries 235,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gaddi Ghosi; Gujar Ghosi; घोसी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17543
ROP3 Code 112965
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
Sindh
15,000
Punjab
14,000
Islamabad
80
Balochistan
70
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
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
  Sindh 15,000
  Punjab 14,000
  Islamabad 80
  Balochistan 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (9,500 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
8,500
Saraiki
6,400
Urdu
6,000
Dhatki
400
Marwari
300
Hindko, Southern
30
Primary Language Sindhi (9,500 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 8,500
  Saraiki 6,400
  Urdu 6,000
  Dhatki 400
  Marwari 300
  Hindko, Southern 30
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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