Sayyid in Bangladesh


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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.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Mullah 34,000

Introduction / History

The Sayyid or Syed are among the largest of Muslim communities of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. They are said to trace their lineage directly back to the daughter of the Prophet Mohammad himself, Syed-un-Nisa Fatima Zehra. The Sayyid in South Asia came to India by sea over 600 years ago.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities. More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans and other Ashraf category Muslims. The Sayyid speak many languages in Nepal but the largest are Maithili, Nepali, Urdu and Bhojpuri. The Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni. Because of their position as religious teachers and priests they are considered 100% Muslim in each of the countries where their live.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Because of the sheer religious and political weight that the Sayyid carry in their respective communities, a transformed Sayyid leader for Christ could have influence like that of "Paul" in his day. Whole districts could be converted to be followers of Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) if Sayyid leaders came to know and trust the truth.


Prayer Points

Pray for dreams and visions that will open Sayyid hearts to Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to send them the right ambassadors for Christ.
Pray that soon Sayyid leaders will teach Christ to Muslims throughout South Asia.


Scripture Prayers for the Bengali Muslim Sayyid in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Bengali Muslim Sayyid
Natural Name Sayyid
Pronunciation SAH-yeed
Alternate Names Barwar; Dayarewale; Ghair-e-mehdi; Mahadavia; Mashaikh; Mehdiwale; Mulla; Mushaik; Mushaq; Nadim Guruvulu; Pirzada; Saiyed; Saiyid; Sayad; Sayd; Sayyad; Syed; साइयिड
Population this Country 1,864,000
Population all Countries 18,156,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 37
People ID 18045
ROP3 Code 113540
ROP25 Code 307793
ROP25 Name Sayyid
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
542,000
Chittagong
321,000
Khulna
308,000
Rajshahi
277,000
Rangpur
252,000
Barisal
116,000
Sylhet
29,000
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 542,000
  Chittagong 321,000
  Khulna 308,000
  Rajshahi 277,000
  Rangpur 252,000
  Barisal 116,000
  Sylhet 29,000
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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (1,705,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
127,000
Urdu
22,000
Sylheti
6,300
Dari
1,300
Kok Borok
300
Primary Language Bengali (1,705,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 127,000
  Urdu 22,000
  Sylheti 6,300
  Dari 1,300
  Kok Borok 300
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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