Lohar, Muslim in Pakistan

Population

1,842,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.



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Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Lohar, Muslim
People Name in Country Lohar, Muslim
ROP3 Code 113040
Joshua Project People ID 17609
Indigenous Yes
Population in Pakistan 1,842,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Battarha, Dodai, Dodo, Kamar, Lohandia, Loharia, Lonar, Luhar, Luharani, Mistri, Nar, Panchal, Raj, Raj Mistri, Ramgarhia, Sandhan, Sejwani, Silpkar, Sri Panchal, Thawai, Viswabrahma, Viswakarma,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 1,357,000 Urdu 209,000 Sindhi 88,000 Seraiki 71,000
Hindko, Northern 41,000 Hindko, Southern 37,000 Loarki 24,000 Bagri 6,500
Shina, Kohistani 5,700 Pashto, Northern 4,900 Marwari 4,700 Shina 4,500
Koli, Kachi 3,400 Kashmiri 2,700 Koli, Wadiyara 1,300 Pashto, Central 1,100
Koli, Parkari 600 Kohistani, Indus 400 Kachchi 400 Dhatki 100
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Lohar, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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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%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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