Arora (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

There have been many times in history when the Arora people have been violently persecuted. Their people were slaughtered during both the Arab and the Moghul invasions of the Subcontinent. Arora Hindus and Sikhs had to flee with nothing but the clothes they were wearing during the bloody Partition of India in 1947. Those who arrived in India were often taken advantage of by India's more powerful communities. Those who remained in Pakistan, especially the Hindus, were at the mercy of the Muslim majority.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These are a resilient people, and they managed to become an influential community in both India and Pakistan. Today, many of them are prominent in the areas of business, education, medicine, finance, technology, engineering, manufacturing, entertainment, and the armed forces. Why do they seem to rise to the top? Most likely it's because of their rigorous work ethic. It could also be because of their insistence on making sure that their children get a higher education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Aroras are divided into three religions (Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism), yet they are open to visiting the sacred places of other religious communities. They are noted for their religious tolerance, yet very few have embraced Christ as the only way to salvation. Surprisingly, there is a large Hindu Arora community in Muslim Pakistan.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arora people, be they Hindu, Sikh or Muslim, need the spiritual hunger it takes to seek and find the only savior.


Prayer Points

Pray that prominent Arora from all three religious communities will find Jesus to be the only way to eternal life.
Pray that God will raise up Arora believers as his ambassadors to those without Christ throughout the subcontinent.
Pray for a movement to Christ among the Hindu Aroras in Pakistan that will spread to India.


Scripture Prayers for the Arora (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arora (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Arora (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation uh-ROHR-ah
Alternate Names Rhar; Rod; Ror; Rora; Vaishya; अरोरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 28,000
Population all Countries 4,906,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16239
ROP3 Code 111360
ROP25 Code 300504
ROP25 Name Arora
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Punjab
15,000
Sindh
12,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
200
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Punjab 15,000
  Sindh 12,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Saraiki (11,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
7,100
Dhatki
4,000
Punjabi, Western
2,800
Marwari (Pakistan)
1,800
Kacchi
800
Hindko, Southern
60
Hindko, Northern
40
Primary Language Saraiki (11,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 7,100
  Dhatki 4,000
  Punjabi, Western 2,800
  Marwari (Pakistan) 1,800
  Kacchi 800
  Hindko, Southern 60
  Hindko, Northern 40
People Groups Speaking Saraiki
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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