Lohana in India

Joshua Project has identified the Lohana only in India
Population
618,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 forth. 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 618,000
World Population 618,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Luvana, लोहना
People ID 17380
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 18
Largest States
Gujarat (488,000) Rajasthan (68,000) Maharashtra (31,000)
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)
Kerala (60) Odisha (20) Goa (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 18
Gujarat (488,000) Rajasthan (68,000)
Maharashtra (31,000) 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) Kerala (60)
Odisha (20) Goa (20)
Primary Language: Gujarati (349,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (126,000) Hindi (50,000) Kacchi (27,000)
Marwari (14,000) Dhundari (11,000) Mewari (5,700)
Marathi (2,800) Shekhawati (1,900) Konkani (1,700)
Saurashtra (500) Malvi (500) Merwari (400)
Konkani, Goan (300) Braj Bhasha (100) Ahirani (100)
Kannada (100) Haryanvi (80) Punjabi, Eastern (60)
Primary Language: Gujarati (349,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (126,000) Hindi (50,000)
Kacchi (27,000) Marwari (14,000)
Dhundari (11,000) Mewari (5,700)
Marathi (2,800) Shekhawati (1,900)
Konkani (1,700) Saurashtra (500)
Malvi (500) Merwari (400)
Konkani, Goan (300) Braj Bhasha (100)
Ahirani (100) Kannada (100)
Haryanvi (80) Punjabi, Eastern (60)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.24 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.76 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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