PEID: 46159

ROP: 116705

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Shaikh

Language: Urdu - (urd)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: India

Also found in: Nepal; Pakistan

Population: 55,730,000

Global Population: 56,549,000

PEID: 46159

ROP: 116705

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Urdu-speaking Shaikhs of India, numbering 55,730,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Shaikh people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 56,549,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Urdu. The primary religion practiced by the Urdu-speaking Shaikhs 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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