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PEID: 42054

ROP: 111574

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Affinity Group: ASAP

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Urdu Muslim

Language: Urdu - (urd)

Alternate Name(s): Bhand, Bhanr, Bhand Raja, Bhagat, Fulwale, Gondwale, Bhuroopia, Naqqal

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: India

Also found in: Nepal

Population: 35,000

Global Population: 48,500

PEID: 42054

ROP: 111574

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Urdu-speaking Bhand of India, numbering 35,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Urdu Muslim people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 48,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Urdu. The primary religion practiced by the Urdu-speaking Bhand is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.

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