Kumhar, Muslim traditions in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kamhar of Pakistan are also called Kumhar. Large numbers of Kumhar came to live in Pakistan from India. There are two groups of them, Muhajer and the locals.

Most Kumhar in Pakistan follow Islam. Those that are Muhajer came to Pakistan after India and Pakistan became separate countries. They speak Hindi, though some speak Punjabi as many have come from the Punjab in India.

Muhajer Kumhars are called Rehmani and the locals also call themselves by that name. The locals are the majority in Balochistan.

The Kumhars are landowners. They do pottery work as they have done before but some are now farmers.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Kumhar dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ too.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-26
People Name General Kumhar, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Kumhar, Muslim traditions
Population in Pakistan 3,482,000
World Population 3,551,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahitant, Aiton, Ghumiar, Ghurmar, Kir, Kumar, Kumbhar, Kumbrani, Kumhar, Langotra, Lehri, Narhia, Prajapat, Prajapati, Sohal, Takopatil
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (3,018,000) Sindh (273,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (164,000) Islamabad (24,000)
Federally Administer (2,200) Balochistan (1,000)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (3,018,000) Sindh (273,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (164,000) Islamabad (24,000)
Federally Administer (2,200) Balochistan (1,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  17  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (2,615,000) Urdu (312,000) Saraiki (189,000) Sindhi (97,000)
Hindko, Northern (37,000) Hindko, Southern (24,000) Bagri (12,000) Koli, Kachi (9,000)
Koli, Wadiyara (6,200) Shina, Kohistani (3,700) Koli, Parkari (2,000) Pashto, Central (400)
Kohistani, Indus (200) Dhatki (200) Waneci (100) Kachchi (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 2,615,000 Urdu 312,000
Saraiki 189,000 Sindhi 97,000
Hindko, Northern 37,000 Hindko, Southern 24,000
Bagri 12,000 Koli, Kachi 9,000
Koli, Wadiyara 6,200 Shina, Kohistani 3,700
Koli, Parkari 2,000 Pashto, Central 400
Kohistani, Indus 200 Dhatki 200
Waneci 100 Kachchi 70
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Punjabi Bible stories Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
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 %
Photo Source: Naveed Akhtar  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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