Vaghri, Hindu in Pakistan

Population

6,290

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Vagri (a Scheduled Caste in India) are said to have derived their name from the Sanskrit wagura, meaning a net; and Vagri are said to have gotten this name because many Vagri were professional hunters. Vagris are further divided into five main sub-castes. During the Colonial period, Vagri were listed under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871, as being a tribe "addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences." They suffered greatly as a result of this decision, and are still suffering the consequences. In Pakistan, they are landless and have been subject to discrimination at the hands of the locally powerful Sodha Rajput community. Like those in India, the Pakistan Vagri are Hindu.

Ministry Obstacles

Lack of workers is an obstacle to the advance of the Gospel in all nations of the world, but especially so in South Asia.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the Vaghri will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray that many, many people will download or listen to these materials and that the Lord will give them understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no Christians among the Vaghri, according to the census of Pakistan and India. There may be a few secret believers, and they need prayer.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for improved employment opportunities for the Vaghri community, and for rapidly rising literacy rates, especially among the youth.

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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 Vaghri, Hindu
People Name in Country Vaghri, Hindu
ROP3 Code 113835
Joshua Project People ID 18290
Indigenous Yes
Population in Pakistan 6,290
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bagri, Baori, Bella, Betigar, Datia, Malia, Murli, Salar, Salat, Vagher, Vavania, Vedu, Wadvi, Wagher, Waghya,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Vaghri 4,475 Sindhi 1,275 Koli, Kachi 300 Seraiki 200
Kachchi 30
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Vaghri, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25p
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
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%
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