Lohara in India


Population
333,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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, many breed 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.


References

www.indianetzone.com/8/lohara_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lohara
People Name in Country Lohara
Population in India 333,000
World Population 351,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Lohra, Luhara, Luhura, लोहरा
People ID 17381
ROP3 Code 112776
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Jharkhand
(262,000)
West Bengal
(45,000)
Bihar
(17,000)
Odisha
(7,600)
Rajasthan
(700)
Maharashtra
(200)
Andaman and Nicobar
(100)
Haryana
(40)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Jharkhand (262,000)
  West Bengal (45,000)
  Bihar (17,000)
  Odisha (7,600)
  Rajasthan (700)
  Maharashtra (200)
  Andaman and Nicobar (100)
  Haryana (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (210,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
(34,000)
Santhali
(29,000)
Mundari
(16,000)
Ho
(10,000)
Odia
(8,000)
Marathi
(3,600)
Munda
(3,100)
Kurux
(1,300)
Sadri
(1,200)
Punjabi, Eastern
(1,100)
Nepali
(800)
Kharia
(800)
Bhojpuri
(200)
Telugu
(100)
Bodo
(100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (210,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali (34,000)
  Santhali (29,000)
  Mundari (16,000)
  Ho (10,000)
  Odia (8,000)
  Marathi (3,600)
  Munda (3,100)
  Kurux (1,300)
  Sadri (1,200)
  Punjabi, Eastern (1,100)
  Nepali (800)
  Kharia (800)
  Bhojpuri (200)
  Telugu (100)
  Bodo (100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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 Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.24 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
79.96 %
Islam
0.33 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
17.33 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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