Shaikh in United States


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Introduction / History

We use here the term Shaikh for a sociocultural group that originated with Arab settlers in South Asia, which now includes many subgroups. According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of sir. According to another account, the name applies to people of pure Arab descent; but converts from Hinduism have also adopted it. Islam arrived in the area now known as Pakistan in 711 AD when a Muslim Arab army conquered the northwestern part of the Indus Valley from Jammu and Kashmir to the Arabian Sea. Technocrats, bureaucrats, soldiers, traders, scientists, architects, teachers, theologians and Sufis flocked from the rest of the Arab and Muslim world to the Islamic sultanate in South Asia and settled permanently. The descendants of these Arabs usually go by the title of Shaikh. The Shaikhs usually live in South Asian countries where Islam is popular, but a small number are in New Zealand, Canada and the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have high status in South Asia, but that is not always the case for those who migrate to the West. They are not bound by one particular profession, but many have a good business background that can be useful in urban North America.


What Are Their Beliefs?

No matter where they live, the Shaikh community needs to put their faith in the sin-free savior rather than their personal status or religious qualifications.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Shaikh in United States.

Pray for the Lord to provide for their physical and spiritual needs as a testimony of his power and love. Pray that the Shaikh people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shaikh
People Name in Country Shaikh
Pronunciation shayk
Population this Country 203,000
Population all Countries 212,131,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Bengali Muslim (in Bangladesh); Faraji; Jhiwar; Shaik; Sheikh; Shekhzade; शैख़
People ID 18084
ROP3 Code 113585
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Queens), Washington D.C., Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Queens), Washington D.C., Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles.   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Primary Language Bengali (203,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (203,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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  (1809-2016)
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 Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
0.80 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.20 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Altaf Shaikh - Flickr  Creative Commons 
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


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