As Hindus, the Kutana people are a vulnerable religious minority in Muslim Pakistan. They are among the poor, low-status Hindus who did not escape Pakistan during the 1947 partition. They are especially vulnerable since they have low status even among Hindus.
The Kutana people are landless. They work in transportation, business, and laboring. Some are local politicians. Many of them mill rice, and their prized possession is a portable rice miller. They are much more likely to educate their boys than their girls. They have an association and council to look after them.
The majority live in India, but there is a small number of Kutana people in Pakistan. Those in Pakistan speak Saraiki rather than Hindi.
The Kutana people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.
Like all other peoples of the world, the Kutana people needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.
Since there are few believers among them anywhere in South Asia, pray for the Lord to intervene through dreams and visions.
Pray for the Lord to provide physical and spiritual prosperity for the Kutana community, and that they will respond with thankfulness to him.
Pray that God will provide them with true hope, salvation, and joy in life.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kutana families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Scripture Prayers for the Kutana in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Kutana|
|People Name in Country||Kutana|
|Population this Country||3,800|
|Population all Countries||624,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Saraiki (3,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||skr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Saraiki
Bible Translation Status: Unspecified
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Saraiki||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Miniafia Oyan: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Saraiki||Literacy & Evangelism International|
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|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. Learn more.|