Jogi, Muslim in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Jogi Faqirs (faqirs are holy men who are often beggars) are historically a landless community whose main occupation has been to provide specialized religious services, religious-medical assistance, and to seek alms. Faqirs are often wandering Sufi mystics who teach Islam. Their help in curing diseases and in the removal of evil spirits is sought by both Hindus and Muslims. The Muslim Jogi have three subgroups, the Chaurasi, Tappa and Athghara. The Chaurasi do not marry their daughters into the Tappa lineage, whereas a Tappa girl may be accepted as wife by a Chaurasi. However, the Chaurasi and the Athghara freely exchange brides. Azan (the Muslim call to prayer) is whispered into an infant's ear on the sixth day after birth, when the mother and the infant are brought into sunlight and the circumcision ceremony is observed for the male child.

Ministry Obstacles

The Muslim Jogi are deeply committed to their religion, and have been for generations. Their identity as a people group is wrapped up with their religion.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray for good quality Christian radio broadcasts to be made available across northern India and into Pakistan and Bangladesh, in the languages spoken by the Jogi people. Pray they will learn of these broadcasts, will listen, and that the Lord will give them understanding and faith to believe.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus Christ today among the Muslim Jogi, in Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It's possible there are secret believers, however, and they will need our prayers. Pray for these, and for others who will someday come to faith in Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will reveal himself in powerful ways to this people group, that they may come to know and serve the one who created them, who died for their sins, and who offers them an abundant life now and in eternity.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jogi, Muslim
People Name in Country Jogi, Muslim
Population in Pakistan 11,000
World Population 113,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gosavi, Namgiri, Nath, Yogi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Jogi, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17573
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Azad Kashmir (9,100) Punjab (1,800)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Azad Kashmir (9,100) Punjab (1,800)
Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (7,500) Urdu (1,900) Seraiki (800) Marwari (300)
Hindko, Northern (200) Kashmiri (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 7,500 Urdu 1,900
Seraiki 800 Marwari 300
Hindko, Northern 200 Kashmiri 100

For Main Lanugage: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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