Gujjars in Pakistan



Population

2,161,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Gurjara clan appeared in northern India in about the fifth century AD. During the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, many of the Gurjar Hindus converted to Islam. Gujjars are mainly concentrated in the Indo-Gangetic plains, the Himalayan region, and eastern parts of Afghanistan, but some are established in Pakistan. Gujjars have given their names to several places in Pakistan, including Gujranwala, Gujjar Nallah, Gujar Khan, Gojra and Gujrat.


Ministry Obstacles

Centuries of commitment to a religion that denies the deity of Jesus is not quickly overcome.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed for the Gujjar community. Pray also for workers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Gujjar community, but pray for those that will soon come forth. Pray the Lord will send them qualified pastors and teachers, and pray that Scripture will be readily available to them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the large Gujjar community in Pakistan, and in other countries, may be strongly drawn to the man Jesus. May the Spirit of Jesus give them a hunger to find out more.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-09
People Name General Gujjar
People Name in Country Gujjars
Population in Pakistan 2,161,000
World Population 2,940,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bakarwal, Dodhi, Goor, Gujar, Gujri, Manhas, Mannas
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Gujjar
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 16879
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:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,213,000) Azad Kashmir (807,000) Gilgit-Baltistan (118,000) Federally Administer (500)
Punjab (30)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,213,000) Azad Kashmir (807,000)
Gilgit-Baltistan (118,000) Federally Administer (500)
Punjab (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindko, Northern (824,000) Gujari (300,000) Hindko, Southern (200,000) Urdu (185,000)
Pashto, Northern (162,000) Shina (143,000) Balti (57,000) Kashmiri (48,000)
Kalami (39,000) Khowar (32,000) Panjabi, Western (29,000) Shina, Kohistani (28,000)
Torwali (25,000) Bateri (24,000) Pahari-Potwari (15,000) Kohistani, Indus (9,400)
Burushaski (7,200) Chilisso (2,000) Ushojo (1,000) Seraiki (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindko, Northern 824,000 Gujari 300,000
Hindko, Southern 200,000 Urdu 185,000
Pashto, Northern 162,000 Shina 143,000
Balti 57,000 Kashmiri 48,000
Kalami 39,000 Khowar 32,000
Panjabi, Western 29,000 Shina, Kohistani 28,000
Torwali 25,000 Bateri 24,000
Pahari-Potwari 15,000 Kohistani, Indus 9,400
Burushaski 7,200 Chilisso 2,000
Ushojo 1,000 Seraiki 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1929)
New Testament Yes   (1991)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
General Got Questions Ministry

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Matt Brandon   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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