Lohara in Bangladesh


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

Introduction / History

The Lohara of India are a respected tribe who are prominent in the state of West Bengal. They are similar in culture and tradition to the other tribes who live near them. They take part in festivals, dancing, music and rituals and are good at art work.

As well as being in West Bengal, some of the Lohara live in parts of the regions in the state of Jharkhand like Singhbhum, Hazaribag, Palamu, Ranchi and Santhal Pargana. They are skilled in the craft of making iron.

The Lohara are involved in several types of work in which they earn a living. Some are shepherds, and many raise cattle. Others weave baskets. They make first class iron products. They have special tools for carving. Some of them cultivate. The houses they live in are very artistic in design.

They sing and dance too. The men and women of the Lohara dance wearing their regular traditional clothes and sing along at the same time. They do their art work from handloom weaving tools. They do wall paintings too which are put on show at festival times. They speak in the same language as other tribes in their region and their clothing is similar to the other local tribes also.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lohara have many festivals. Some are performed at home and others are performed in the community. In the festivals they worship folk gods. They worship them to please them and to be blessed. (They need to discover that blessings come through Jesus Christ). They have many social ceremonies and rituals. The rituals are mainly to do with nature conservation and booties to help them earn a living.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Lohara in Bangladesh.


References

www.indianetzone.com/8/lohara_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-12-18
People Name General Lohara
People Name in Country Lohara
Population this Country 29,000
Population all Countries 342,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Lohra; Luhara; Luhura; लोहरा
People ID 17381
ROP3 Code 112776
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sylhet 29,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sylheti (25,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bengali
4,600
Bishnupuriya
300
Primary Language Sylheti (25,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 4,600
  Bishnupuriya 300
People Groups Speaking Sylheti

Primary Language:  Sylheti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1993)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2014)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sylheti
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sylheti
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.66 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.09 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.25 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more