Lohar, Muslim in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Lohar man often felt isolated, alone and like an outsider as he traveled from village to village offering his blacksmith skills to farmers who needed iron farming implements. He looked like many of the Lohar villagers, yet he was different. They were Hindu, and he was Muslim.

What are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Lohars are blacksmiths and have been practicing their trade for as long as they can remember. The Hindus among them have an elaborate mythology of their origin, and they observe the traditional Hindu festivals and cultural practices. The Muslim Lohars often face persecution because they are the minority group. Both groups need to know Jesus, the Savior. Like all people groups, there are Lohar people with leadership skills who can direct their people to the Savior, if only they would hear of Him and respond to His offer of salvation and love.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord will make Himself known to the Muslim Lohar people, and that they will be open when they hear the truth about Jesus being lord and savior.
* Pray that God will lead His envoys to those whose hearts have been prepared to receive His Word.
* Pray that the Lohar people, be they Muslim or Hindu, will be ready to repent before a holy God.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-14
People Name General Lohar, Muslim
People Name in Country Lohar, Muslim
Population in India 549,000
World Population 2,489,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Battarha, Dodai, Dodo, Kamar, Lohandia, Loharia, Lonar, Luhar, Luharani, Mistri, Nar, Panchal, Raj, Raj Mistri, Ramgarhia, Sandhan, Sejwani, Silpkar, Sri Panchal, Thawai, Viswabrahma, Viswakarma
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Lohar, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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
Urdu (522,000) Kachchi (18,000) Gujarati (8,600) Panjabi, Eastern (6,400)
Awadhi (5,600) Kashmiri (3,100) Merwari (1,900) Marwari (1,800)
Bhojpuri (1,700) Dogri (1,500) Maithili (1,200) Garhwali (1,100)
Mewari (1,000) Dhundari (900) Malvi (700) Braj Bhasha (600)
Kumaoni (600) Angika (500) Nepali (400) Bengali (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 522,000 Kachchi 18,000
Gujarati 8,600 Panjabi, Eastern 6,400
Awadhi 5,600 Kashmiri 3,100
Merwari 1,900 Marwari 1,800
Bhojpuri 1,700 Dogri 1,500
Maithili 1,200 Garhwali 1,100
Mewari 1,000 Dhundari 900
Malvi 700 Braj Bhasha 600
Kumaoni 600 Angika 500
Nepali 400 Bengali 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCB
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-14

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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Other / Small
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Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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