Rabari, Muslim traditions in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



Bhopa Rabaris can be identified by their dress. There are specific ornaments for young, adult and old males which differ with regard to their marital status and number of children. Married women can be identified by their dress and by face veiling before older relatives. The Bhopa Rabaris marry only within their own people group. Some people consider the Bhopa Rabaris to be on the same social level as high caste Rajputs. Bride prices tend to be high. Women do not have inheritance rights to parental property. They are mostly engaged in household work and looking after milk cows, etc. However, women are closely involved with important family decisions.

Ministry Obstacles

Access to the peoples of Pakistan by outsiders is quite limited, and hostility to Christian witness is strong.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the most important way to reach the peoples of Pakistan with the Gospel message is via prayer, sustained, focused prayer. The obstacles are many, and it's only by the Lord's Spirit that they will be overcome.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Even though there are probably no followers of Jesus among the Bhopa Rabaris in either Pakistan or India, we can trust there soon will be followers. And these new believers will need our prayers. Pray they will become zealous disciples of Jesus Christ, being obedient to his commands and depending on the Lord's Spirit for power to live an abundant life.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Muslim Rabaris will be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as the Koran is read. Pray that they will be shown that Jesus is much more than an honored prophet, that he is deity, the Son of God, and that he died for their sin, being raised from the dead on the third day.

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People Name General Rabari, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Rabari, Muslim traditions
Population in Pakistan 8,000
World Population 9,100
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhopa, Mogha, Rahbari, Raika, Vishotar
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (3,700) Sindh (3,100) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,300)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (3,700) Sindh (3,100)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,300)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (4,100) Sindhi (2,100) Urdu (500) Koli, Kachi (200)
Koli, Wadiyara (60) Saraiki (60) Kachchi Marwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 4,100 Sindhi 2,100
Urdu 500 Koli, Kachi 200
Koli, Wadiyara 60 Saraiki 60
Kachchi 10 Marwari
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 %)
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 %
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