PEID: 46159

ROP: 116705

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Bengali

Language: Urdu - (urd)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: India

Also found in: Nepal; Pakistan; United States

Population: 56,380,000

Global Population: 57,255,000

PEID: 46159

ROP: 116705

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Shaikh (Urdu) of India, numbering 56,380,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bengali people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 57,255,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Urdu. The primary religion practiced by the Shaikh (Urdu) 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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