Khoja in Pakistan

Population

816,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Khoja are a Muslim community which still retains some Hindu practices. They maintain intercommunity linkages with all the communities, both of the Islamic faith and of the non-Islamic faith. They accept and exchange food and water with other communities. The majority are engaged in trade. Only sons inherit ancestral property and the eldest son inherits the father's authority. First cousins are preferred as spouses. They arrange marriages through negotiation and marry within subgroups. Disposal of the dead is by burial. They attend the mosques of both the Shias and the Sunnis.


Ministry Obstacles

The Khoja community speaks a number of languages in Pakistan. Each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Khoja will learn they can download scripture, the Jesus film and Gospel recordings from the Internet. Especially pray the younger people will become interested in these downloads, and will read and listen to them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There probably are no followers of Jesus today among the Khoja of Pakistan. However, please pray the Lord will prepare and send teachers and pastors at the proper time to those who will soon come to saving faith in Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Khoja community will increasingly desire to know the love of God, and will learn that a relationship with a loving God is possible because of the sacrifice of God's Son, Jesus. Pray they will become convinced that Jesus is indeed deity, and that he died for them.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Khoja
People Name in Country Khoja
Population in Pakistan 816,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Firkai-Jataria, Imami, Ismaili, Khojah, Khojura, Khwajo, Shi'a, Shia Ismaili
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Khoja
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Country Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western (633,000) Urdu (56,000) Sindhi (50,000) Seraiki (38,000)
Kachchi (16,000) Hindko, Northern (4,000) Hindko, Southern (1,400) Marwari (900)
Panjabi, Eastern (700) Koli, Kachi (300) Shina, Kohistani (300) Jadgali (200)
Koli, Parkari (200) Koli, Wadiyara (100) Bagri (100) Kashmiri (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 633,000 Urdu 56,000
Sindhi 50,000 Seraiki 38,000
Kachchi 16,000 Hindko, Northern 4,000
Hindko, Southern 1,400 Marwari 900
Panjabi, Eastern 700 Koli, Kachi 300
Shina, Kohistani 300 Jadgali 200
Koli, Parkari 200 Koli, Wadiyara 100
Bagri 100 Kashmiri 100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture EasyBibles
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-11-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-20

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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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