Balti in India

Photo Source:  Dan Bailey 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Balti
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 52,000
World Population: 99,000
Primary Language: Balti
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.08 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Balti are a scheduled tribe and live in Jammu and Kashmir. They speak Balti and read and write in Perso Arabic. They eat barley as a staple cereal.

The Balti are Shia Muslims who have a connection with Buddhism. They work in agriculture and as laborers. The clergy settle disputes.

They use modern medicine but not family planning.

The Balti live in the Kargil region. They have an Islamic training school and the men have prayer at twelve noon on Fridays.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the clergy come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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