Changar in Pakistan


Population
329,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Changar reside in Afghanistan and India and are among the Rajasthan people cluster. They are also known as the Chagar, Changgar, Chhanggar, or the Chungar. They are one tribe or the Urdu speaking Muslims which reside in Afghanistan. These Urdu speaking Muslims often come together and have a sense of group identity based on Islam, the common Urdu language, Persian cultural tradition, and the tradition in northern India of Muslim supremacy. Urdu is an Indian- Iranian language that come from the Hindi language. It contains many Persian and Arabic words and is written in a Persian script.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Urdu speaking Muslims can be found in many aspects of society. They are found among the poor and the rich, the educated and illiterate, landlords and religious leaders. There is no way to generalize their lifestyles. In the more rural areas, Urdu Muslims live in mud huts that have a separate living space for the women. Women are generally responsible for taking care of the home and children. Some practice Purdah, which is the seclusion of women. Women often live separately from their husbands and do not go outside the home without a male family member. They are often required to cover their entire body, with only a small screen around the eyes. This is done to protect the honor of both her husband, and her father's family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Changar are Muslims. Currently, there are few, if any Changar Christians or churches. They have the Bible in their language as well as Christian radio, the Gospel on audiocassette, God's Story Video, and the Jesus film.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-28
People Name General Changar
People Name in Country Changar
Population in Pakistan 329,000
World Population 334,400
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chagar, Changgar, Chhanggar, Chungar, चंगर
People ID 16585
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Largest States
Punjab (286,000) Sindh (29,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (13,000)
Azad Kashmir (500) Balochistan (300) Islamabad (200)
Federally Administer (70)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Punjab (286,000) Sindh (29,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (13,000) Azad Kashmir (500)
Balochistan (300) Islamabad (200)
Federally Administer (70)

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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (242,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (32,000) Saraiki (15,000) Sindhi (8,700)
Marwari (7,100) Hindko, Southern (3,500) Hindko, Northern (2,700)
Pashto, Northern (800) Brahui (300) Shina (200)
Bagri (200) Waneci (40)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (242,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (32,000) Saraiki (15,000)
Sindhi (8,700) Marwari (7,100)
Hindko, Southern (3,500) Hindko, Northern (2,700)
Pashto, Northern (800) Brahui (300)
Shina (200) Bagri (200)
Waneci (40)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Naveed Akhtar  
Profile Source: The World Missions Atlas Project 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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