Lohana in India

Joshua Project has identified the Lohana only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



One of the dominant communities of Gujarat, the Lohana migrated from Lohargaadh (now in Pakistan) a few centuries ago. They are Hindu and worship gods like Shankar and Srinath in addition to their family and clan deities. They engage Brahman priests to conduct their ritual and religious functions. The community council looks after their welfare; it provides financial assistance to the poor and to deserving students for promoting education.

Ministry Obstacles

The Lohana community has had almost no opportunity to hear of Jesus. There is much that must be communicated to them.

Outreach Ideas

Indian Christians can overcome caste boundaries and carry the good news of Jesus to the Lohana community. Pray the Lord will give this vision and opportunity to several workers.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Lohana today, but pray for those that will soon come forth. Pray they will be sent teachers to help them, as well as resources such as Gospel films and recordings. Pray they will be zealous to follow Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Lohana community to continue to make education a priority for their youth. Pray the entire community may maintain an adequate standard of living, and that the widow and orphan may be cared for.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lohana
People Name in Country Lohana
Population in India 547,000
World Population 547,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Luvana
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Lohana
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati (326,000) Sindhi (118,000) Hindi (47,000) Kachchi (23,000)
Marwari (14,000) Dhundari (11,000) Mewari (5,700) Marathi (2,500)
Shekhawati (1,900) Konkani (1,700) Saurashtra (500) Malvi (500)
Merwari (400) Konkani, Goan (300) Braj Bhasha (100) Ahirani (100)
Haryanvi (80) Kannada (70) Panjabi, Eastern (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 326,000 Sindhi 118,000
Hindi 47,000 Kachchi 23,000
Marwari 14,000 Dhundari 11,000
Mewari 5,700 Marathi 2,500
Shekhawati 1,900 Konkani 1,700
Saurashtra 500 Malvi 500
Merwari 400 Konkani, Goan 300
Braj Bhasha 100 Ahirani 100
Haryanvi 80 Kannada 70
Panjabi, Eastern 60
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.24 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.76 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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