Lohana in India

The Lohana have only been reported in India
Population
596,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

One of the dominant communities of Gujarat, the Lohana migrated from Lohargaadh (now in Pakistan) a few centuries ago. They are Hindu and worship gods like Shankar and Srinath in addition to their family and clan deities. They engage Brahmin priests to conduct their ritual and religious functions. The community council looks after their welfare; it provides financial assistance to the poor and to deserving students for promoting education.


Ministry Obstacles

The Lohana community has had almost no opportunity to hear of Jesus. There is much that must be communicated to them.


Outreach Ideas

Indian Christians can overcome caste boundaries and carry the good news of Jesus to the Lohana community. Pray the Lord will give this vision and opportunity to several workers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Lohana today, but pray for those that will soon come to faith. Pray they will be sent teachers to help them, as well as resources such as Gospel films and recordings. Pray they will be zealous to follow Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Lohana community to continue to make education a priority for their youth. Pray the entire community may maintain an adequate standard of living, and that the widow and orphan may be cared for.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lohana
People Name in Country Lohana
Population in India 596,000
World Population 596,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Luvana, लोहना
People ID 17380
ROP3 Code 112775
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Lohana
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Kachchhi
25,000
Goghari
13,000
Halai
13,000
Mahikantha
13,000
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Lohana
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 4
  Kachchhi 25,000
  Goghari 13,000
  Halai 13,000
  Mahikantha 13,000
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
468,000
Rajasthan
68,000
Maharashtra
30,000
Madhya Pradesh
15,000
Delhi
11,000
Tamil Nadu
1,200
Daman and Diu
900
Karnataka
500
Telangana
500
Chhattisgarh
400
West Bengal
300
Andhra Pradesh
300
Jharkhand
200
Uttar Pradesh
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
80
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 18
  Gujarat 468,000
  Rajasthan 68,000
  Maharashtra 30,000
  Madhya Pradesh 15,000
  Delhi 11,000
  Tamil Nadu 1,200
  Daman and Diu 900
  Karnataka 500
  Telangana 500
  Chhattisgarh 400
  West Bengal 300
  Andhra Pradesh 300
  Jharkhand 200
  Uttar Pradesh 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (350,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sindhi
125,000
Hindi
53,000
Kacchi
27,000
Marwari
15,000
Dhundari
11,000
Mewari
5,900
Marathi
2,800
Shekhawati
1,900
Konkani
1,700
Malvi
500
Saurashtra
500
Merwari
400
Konkani, Goan
300
Braj Bhasha
100
Ahirani
100
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (350,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sindhi 125,000
  Hindi 53,000
  Kacchi 27,000
  Marwari 15,000
  Dhundari 11,000
  Mewari 5,900
  Marathi 2,800
  Shekhawati 1,900
  Konkani 1,700
  Malvi 500
  Saurashtra 500
  Merwari 400
  Konkani, Goan 300
  Braj Bhasha 100
  Ahirani 100
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.31 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.69 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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