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PEID: 49109

ROP: 111574

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Urdu Muslim

Language: Urdu - (urd)

Alternate Name(s): Rana Bhand, Naqqal, Bhanr

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Nepal

Also found in: India

Population: 13,500

Global Population: 48,500

PEID: 49109

ROP: 111574

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Bhand of Nepal, numbering 13,500, 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 Bhand is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.

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