Salat (Muslim traditions) in India

The Salat (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Salaat comes from the word Saliya which means stone. They are stone cutters by tradition. The Salat were originally from Sindh and they migrated to Rajasthan, a state in western India. They speak Gujarati with words from the Marwari language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These masons are involved in building mosques and temples. In addition to stone cutting, many are building contractors or do trading. The Salat are endogamous (meaning they prefer to marry within their group) and prefer to marry close relatives. The Salat have a community organization called a Jamat that looks after their needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Salat or Salaat are Muslim converts from Hinduism.


What Are Their Needs?

These Muslims need to know they need a Savior who will give them abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray that Jamat members will come to Christ and lead their community into a disciple making movement. Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to put all their trust in Jesus Christ. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Salat (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Salat (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Shaikh; सलत (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17683
ROP3 Code 113128
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)
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 1
  Gujarat 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Urdu
20
Primary Language Gujarati (600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 20
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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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 Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more