Lohar, Muslim traditions in Pakistan






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: 2014-10-31
People Name General Lohar, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Lohar, Muslim traditions
Population in Pakistan 1,958,000
World Population 2,580,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Battarha, Dodai, Dodo, Kamar, Kumhar, 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 traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17609
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:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (1,459,000) Sindh (227,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (194,000) Azad Kashmir (52,000)
Islamabad (18,000) Federally Administer (3,500) Gilgit-Baltistan (3,400) Balochistan (500)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (1,459,000) Sindh (227,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (194,000) Azad Kashmir (52,000)
Islamabad (18,000) Federally Administer (3,500)
Gilgit-Baltistan (3,400) Balochistan (500)
Languages & Dialects on file:  22  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (1,357,000) Urdu (209,000) Sindhi (88,000) Saraiki (71,000)
Hindko, Northern (41,000) Hindko, Southern (37,000) Loarki (24,000) Bagri (6,500)
Shina, Kohistani (5,700) Pashto, Northern (4,900) 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) Waneci (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 1,357,000 Urdu 209,000
Sindhi 88,000 Saraiki 71,000
Hindko, Northern 41,000 Hindko, Southern 37,000
Loarki 24,000 Bagri 6,500
Shina, Kohistani 5,700 Pashto, Northern 4,900
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 Waneci 40
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
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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
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
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Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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