Gujjar in Pakistan


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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 who will soon be found. 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 Gujjar
World Population 3,351,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 46
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,292,000
Azad Kashmir
860,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
125,000
Federally Administer
600
Punjab
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,292,000
  Azad Kashmir 860,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 125,000
  Federally Administer 600
  Punjab 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (824,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language 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
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 Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Matt Brandon  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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