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PEID: 49345

ROP: 111252

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Affinity Group: ASAP

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Urdu Muslim

Language: Urdu - (urd)

Alternate Name(s): Dafali, Abdul, Hashmi Saudagar, Badal, Sheikh Darwesh, Dholwala, Dholakwala

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: India

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Population: 34,500

Global Population: 34,500

PEID: 49345

ROP: 111252

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Abdal of India, numbering 34,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Urdu Muslim people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Urdu. The primary religion practiced by the Abdal is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.

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