Rangrez, Muslim in Pakistan







Largest Religion

Main Language


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The word 'rangrez’ means a dyer in the Persian language, and the community has been connected with this occupation, while others were tailors and washermen. They have three subdivisions: the Lalgarh, Nilgarh, and Chhipi. Chhipi are placed in the lowest position, because they dyed and printed clothes; whereas the Lalgarh and Nilgarh generally prepare color from indigo. They are a Sunni Muslim community. They also visit the shrines of various Sufi saints found in North India, such as Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Rangrez now have Other Backward caste status in most states of North India. There are a number of Rangrez caste associations. Quite a few Rangrez have immigrated to Pakistan.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition may be the strongest barrier to the Gospel in Pakistan.

Outreach Ideas

Electronic communication offers wonderful opportunities for the Gospel in countries otherwise closed to Christian workers. Radio, Internet, satellite television – all are helpful.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Rangrez have identified themselves as Christians to the census, not in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, or Nepal. There may be a few secret believers, and these people need prayer support. Pray they will find each other for mutual encouragement and instruction.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Rangrez community will be increasingly drawn to the man Isa (Jesus) as the Koran is read in the mosque. Pray the Lord will open their minds and hearts to understand and believe that Jesus is deity, the son of God, and that he died for our sins.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Rangrez, Muslim
People Name in Country Rangrez, Muslim
Population in Pakistan 63,600
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chhipa, Chippa, Chunrigar, Lilgar, Nilgar, Ragarijuz, Ramjani, Rangari, Rangirigi, Rangsaz
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Rangrez, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western (36,000) Urdu (12,000) Seraiki (5,400) Sindhi (5,300)
Hindko, Southern (3,800) Kashmiri (100) Marwari (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 36,000 Urdu 12,000
Seraiki 5,400 Sindhi 5,300
Hindko, Southern 3,800 Kashmiri 100
Marwari 40
Largest Religion Islam
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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