Tanaoli in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Tanaoli only in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Tanaoli are one of the several mountain ethnic groups living along the lines of communication that connect Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, China, and India. These groups have an unusual and ancient culture, and live in beautiful surroundings. Their social structures emphasize the strength of blood ties. Their communal life is ruled by fairly strict rules of honor and arbitration by authorities. The Tanaoli live in the central pre-Himalayan mountains to the north of the Punjab.

Ministry Obstacles

The Tanaoli live in an area that is difficult to enter, because of the terrain and because of the political and religious situation.

Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed for the Tanaoli, to prepare them to understand and believe the good news of Christ when it comes to them.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Jesus among the Tanaoli today, but pray for the ones that the Lord will soon draw to himself. Pray they will have Scripture available, as well as other study materials. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for peace and stable conditions for the Tanaoli people, and for the ability to care adequately for their families.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-08
People Name General Tanaoli
People Name in Country Tanaoli
Population in Pakistan 648,000
World Population 648,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Tanaoli
Ethnic Code CNN25#
People ID 19466
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (648,000) Federally Administer (100)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (648,000) Federally Administer (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindko, Northern (231,000) Pashto, Northern (150,000) Hindko, Southern (128,000) Shina, Kohistani (44,000)
Urdu (29,000) Panjabi, Western (27,000) Shina (5,200) Kohistani, Indus (2,400)
Bateri (2,100) Kalami (800) Chilisso (200) Saraiki (80)
Gowro (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindko, Northern 231,000 Pashto, Northern 150,000
Hindko, Southern 128,000 Shina, Kohistani 44,000
Urdu 29,000 Panjabi, Western 27,000
Shina 5,200 Kohistani, Indus 2,400
Bateri 2,100 Kalami 800
Chilisso 200 Saraiki 80
Gowro 20
For Primary Language: Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1929)
New Testament Yes   (1991)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
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 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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