Banjara, Muslim in Pakistan

Population

87,200

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Banjara were traditionally a nomadic community, but today they more commonly are settled and work in agricultural production. They believe that they were originally Hindu and were forcibly converted to Islam. They are non-vegetarians who eat beef. The Muslim Banjara have twelve clans. They maintain cordial relations with neighboring communities and share water sources with them. They belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus is to risk upsetting community harmony, and to risk losing family and friends.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to build bridges of friendship and trust with the Banjara. Genuinely caring for material and physical needs is a big step in this direction.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no present followers of Jesus among the Muslim Banjara community, but pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, living as children of light. Pray for materials to help them grow properly, such as recorded or written Scripture, and Gospel films.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Banjara community to be able to adequately care for their families, and for widows, orphans, and elderly people to have the care and protection needed.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Banjara, Muslim
People Name in Country Banjara, Muslim
Population in Pakistan 87,200
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badi, Bhanjra, Bhojru, Brinjari, Chhakda, Dhali, Guwaria, Lambada, Paracha, Sirkiband, Wanjara
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Banjara
People Name General Banjara, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25f
Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western (40,000) Urdu (27,000) Seraiki (7,000) Hindko, Northern (5,000)
Pashto, Northern (1,900) Hindko, Southern (1,700) Sindhi (1,700) Marwari (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 40,000 Urdu 27,000
Seraiki 7,000 Hindko, Northern 5,000
Pashto, Northern 1,900 Hindko, Southern 1,700
Sindhi 1,700 Marwari 800
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%
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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