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 1,357,080 Urdu 209,320 Sindhi 88,410 Seraiki 70,940
Hindko, Northern 40,660 Hindko, Southern 36,870 Loarki 23,750 Bagri 6,520
Shina, Kohistani 5,720 Pashto, Northern 4,880 Marwari 4,650 Shina 4,520
Koli, Kachi 3,410 Kashmiri 2,730 Koli, Wadiyara 1,290 Pashto, Central 1,070
Koli, Parkari 610 Kohistani, Indus 390 Kachchi 350 Dhatki 120
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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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