Charan, Hindu in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



One report is that the community name is derived from the word char, meaning to spread, as the Charan were those bands of genealogists attached to royal courts who spread the fame of the latter by singing their praises. The old men wear a dhoti and shirt, and a white cap or a turban. After marriage they worship Satyanarayana. The literacy level among the Charan is very low.

Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate will be an obstacle if the Gospel comes to the Charan only in written form.

Outreach Ideas

Stories told from Scripture, and Gospel films and recordings, will all be helpful.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no Christian believers among the Charan community, but pray for the many believers that will soon come from this group. Pray they will be properly instructed in the faith, and will grow to become mature.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Charan community to have good schools for their children, and that parents will make schooling a priority.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Charan, Hindu
People Name in Country Charan, Hindu
Population in Pakistan 200
World Population 292,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahror, Barath, Barhatta, Bhatt, Birm, Charan, Chiraniya, Dhaniwal, Gadhavi, Gadvi, Gadwa, Gadwi, Maldhari, Phaniwale
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Charan, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 16571
Country Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (200)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 200

For Main Lanugage: Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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