Kumangar in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The name Kamangar comes from two Persian words, which combined mean "bow makers." That was their profession in the olden days. They trace their ancestry to a man named Bani Saad and their people migrated with Moghul armies manufacturing instruments of war for them. The Kumangar are a small Muslim community that lives in India’s states of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Those in Pakistan live in the Sindh Province and Khyber Paskhtunkwa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though the Kumangar people traditionally made weapons, they now make bamboo toys. Some draw pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses, but this is probably a difficult issue for these Muslims. They work in urban and semi-urban environments. Some of them identify with the Quarashi or the Moghuls, two larger communities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumangar people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kumangar people need training to get beyond their subsistence economy. They need to learn skills that will help them earn high paying jobs in urban South Asia.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kumangar in Pakistan.

Pray for Holy Spirit led workers to go to the Kumangar people, both in India and in Pakistan. Pray for the Kumangar people to have a dissatisfaction with their spiritual lives so they will seek and find solace in Jesus Christ. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them this decade.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamangar


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kumangar
People Name in Country Kumangar
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 1,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names कुमनगर
People ID 17318
ROP3 Code 112698
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Azad Kashmir 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (500 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Pahari-Potwari
400
Shina
300
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (500 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Pahari-Potwari 400
  Shina 300
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2004-2006)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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