• PEOPLE NAME: URDU-SPEAKING BHAND OF INDIA

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PEID: 42054

ROP: 111574

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other

Language: Urdu - (urd)

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

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: India

Also found in: Nepal

Population: 36,000

Global Population: 50,000


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 36,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Muslim - Other people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 50,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Urdu. The primary religion practiced by the Urdu-speaking Bhand is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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