Gujjars in Pakistan


Population
2,257,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Gurjara clan appeared in northern India in about the fifth century AD. During the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, many of the Gurjar Hindus converted to Islam. Gujjars are mainly concentrated in the Indo-Gangetic plains, the Himalayan region, and eastern parts of Afghanistan, but some are established in Pakistan. Gujjars have given their names to several places in Pakistan, including Gujranwala, Gujjar Nallah, Gujar Khan, Gojra and Gujrat.


Ministry Obstacles

Centuries of commitment to a religion that denies the deity of Jesus is not quickly overcome.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed for the Gujjar community. Pray also for workers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Gujjar community, but pray for those that will soon come forth. Pray the Lord will send them qualified pastors and teachers, and pray that Scripture will be readily available to them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the large Gujjar community in Pakistan, and in other countries, may be strongly drawn to the man Jesus. May the Spirit of Jesus give them a hunger to find out more.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-12
People Name General Gujjar
People Name in Country Gujjars
Population in Pakistan 2,257,000
World Population 3,359,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 46 to 51
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bakarwal, Dodhi, Goor, Gujar, Gujri, Manhas, Mannas, गुज्जर
People ID 16879
ROP3 Code 112161
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(1,281,000)
Azad Kashmir
(852,000)
Gilgit-Baltistan
(124,000)
Federally Administer
(600)
Punjab
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,281,000)
  Azad Kashmir (852,000)
  Gilgit-Baltistan (124,000)
  Federally Administer (600)
  Punjab (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (824,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujari
(300,000)
Hindko, Southern
(200,000)
Urdu
(185,000)
Pashto, Northern
(162,000)
Shina
(143,000)
Balti
(57,000)
Kashmiri
(48,000)
Kalami
(39,000)
Khowar
(32,000)
Punjabi, Western
(29,000)
Shina, Kohistani
(28,000)
Torwali
(25,000)
Bateri
(24,000)
Pahari-Potwari
(15,000)
Kohistani, Indus
(9,400)
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (824,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujari (300,000)
  Hindko, Southern (200,000)
  Urdu (185,000)
  Pashto, Northern (162,000)
  Shina (143,000)
  Balti (57,000)
  Kashmiri (48,000)
  Kalami (39,000)
  Khowar (32,000)
  Punjabi, Western (29,000)
  Shina, Kohistani (28,000)
  Torwali (25,000)
  Bateri (24,000)
  Pahari-Potwari (15,000)
  Kohistani, Indus (9,400)
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Matt Brandon   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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