Khoja in Pakistan

Population

784,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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.

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Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Khoja
People Name in Country Khoja
ROP3 Code 112531
Joshua Project People ID 17177
Indigenous Yes
Population in Pakistan 784,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Firkai-Jataria, Imami, Ismaili, Khojah, Khojura, Khwajo, Shi'a, Shia Ismaili,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 632,775 Urdu 56,415 Sindhi 49,660 Seraiki 37,700
Kachchi 15,860 Hindko, Northern 3,950 Hindko, Southern 1,370 Marwari 930
Koli, Kachi 300 Shina, Kohistani 270 Jadgali 200 Koli, Parkari 150
Koli, Wadiyara 120 Bagri 120 Kashmiri 110
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Khoja
Ethnic Code CNN25e
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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