Rind Baloch in Pakistan

The Baloch Rind have only been reported in Pakistan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

Baloch peoples like the Rind tribe generally live in remote mountainous and desert regions, which provides protection from invasions. They live mainly in the Balochistan region of the southeastern-most edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Life is hard for the Baloch tribes, and things are even more difficult since they are often fighting against the Pakistani government. There is not enough water in this region; as a result, farming and livestock herding is difficult.


Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan does not allow church planting missionaries into their country. The number of believers who can share Christ in this Muslim nation is very small.


Outreach Ideas

The tradition of a Baloch mother singing lullabies to her children has played an important role in the transfer of knowledge from generation to generation for many centuries. The Rind Baloch enjoy stories and songs about their military victories. Is it possible for someone to come up with culturally appropriate music, skits, and oral stories that honor the Lord for the Rind Baloch people? Since it’s very difficult for outsiders to enter and stay in this land, perhaps songs and recorded stories can be downloadable on the internet.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers among the Rind Baloch people in Pakistan. Pray for a faithful group of intercessors to come together and intercede for these Muslims until there is a church planting movement among them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that the Rind Baloch may be open to the gospel and to the Savior.
* Pray that God will provide workers who speak the Balochi language to work with the Baloch peoples.
* Pray that God will show the Baloch peoples the way to live together in peace and prosperity.


Scripture Prayers for the Baloch Rind in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-22
People Name General Baloch Rind
People Name in Country Baloch Rind
Pronunciation bah-LOACH rind
Natural Name Rind Baloch
Natural Pronunciation rind bah-LOACH
World Population 1,000,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 20
Alternate Names Rid; Rind; Rud; बलोच, राइंड
People ID 20260
ROP3 Code 115997
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Balochistan
787,000
Punjab
164,000
Sindh
34,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
15,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Balochistan 787,000
  Punjab 164,000
  Sindh 34,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 15,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Balochi, Southern (607,000 speakers)
Language Code bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Balochi, Eastern
272,000
Balochi, Western
84,000
Urdu
37,000
Saraiki
8,000
Pashto, Central
600
Punjabi, Western
400
Jadgali
40
Primary Language Balochi, Southern (607,000 speakers)
Language Code bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Balochi, Eastern 272,000
  Balochi, Western 84,000
  Urdu 37,000
  Saraiki 8,000
  Pashto, Central 600
  Punjabi, Western 400
  Jadgali 40
People Groups Speaking Balochi, Southern

Primary Language:  Balochi, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1992-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1999-2001)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Balochi, Southern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story (Tamil Musalmani)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Southern Balochi
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Southern Balochi
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 Cpl. Daniel Blatter  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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