Kashmiri of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 3,320

ROP3 Code: 104709
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kashmiri
Language: Kashmiri - (kas)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: India

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

Majority Located Where

  Toronto, ON - 1,390

  Calgary, AB - 345

  Frisco, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The Kashmiri people group migrated from India, specifically from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Both India and Pakistan dispute over who rules the state. The region is divided amongst three countries in a territorial dispute: Pakistan controls the northwest portion (Northern Areas and 'Azad' Kashmir), India controls the central and southern portion (Jammu and Kashmir)

They speak Kashmiri but also are often fluent in Hindi and English.

Several associations serve the Kashmiri people in the United States: namely, the Kashmiri Overseas Association and the Kashmiri Hindu Association.

The majority of Kashmiri are Muslim. However, a significant percentage adhere to Hindusim in the United States. The Muslim and Hindu peoples of Kashmir have lived in relative harmony and friendliness since the 13th century when Islam first became the majority religion in Kashmir.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will intervene in the lives of Kashmiri people via dreams and other miraculous means to reveal the truth found in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray Christians will carefully examine who their neighbors are from India. More than likely, some are either Muslim or Hindu Kashmiri people.
  • Pray God will call out laborers to live among and minister to the Kashmiri people.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaToronto ON1,390
CanadaCalgary AB345
United StatesFriscoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100