Panar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Panar only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Panar live in Gujarat in India. The word Panar means weaver. They speak Gujarati and some can speak Urdu also. Some speak Hindi.

Where Are they Located?

Many of them live in Ahmedabad and some in Surat in Gujarat.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Panar are endogamous (they prefer to marry within the group) and they prefer marriage between cousins. They are weavers by tradition and some work in that occupation now. They have been involved in cotton thread making and tend to be landless. Many of them work as laborers and their traditional work is lessening.

The Panar have a caste association that settles disputes and looks after them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims by religion.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the caste associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to salvation too.
* Pray that they will read about Jesus in the Koran and this will help them to seek more and come to salvation also


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Panar
People Name in Country Panar
Population in India 1,600
World Population 1,600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Panar
Ethnic Code CNN25p
People ID 19190
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (1,600)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (1,600)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (1,400) Urdu (200) Hindi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 1,400 Urdu 200
Hindi 10
For Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
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 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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