Lakhera in India

The Lakhera have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Tarkhera 1,100
Marwadi 1,000
Awadhia 200
Darbhangia 200
Dedhiyat 200
Madauria 200

Introduction

The Lakhera are said to originate from lord Shiva, who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc.) for his wife, Parvati. The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale. However, at present they are engaged in many other vocations as well. Some of the people worship lord Shiva, while others worship lord Vishnu. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is the most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except the Churha, Chamar, Balmiki and Dhanak, which they consider below themselves in social rank.


Ministry Obstacles

There has been strong resistance to the Gospel in some areas of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the states where most Lakhera reside.


Outreach Ideas

There are followers of Jesus within other people groups not terribly distant from the Lakhera people. Pray that some will be given a desire to tell the Lakhera community about the savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for the resources they will need, and for a welcome from the Lakhera.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus among the Lakhera, although there is the possibility of a few secret believers. Pray for any secret believers, that they will be nurtured and protected by the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be able to fellowship together.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will send workers to the Lakhera who will be able to tell them accurately of the creator God and his son, Jesus the Messiah. Pray they will be given understanding and faith to believe.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lakhera
People Name in Country Lakhera
Population in India 189,000
World Population 189,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chhan, Churigar, Churihar, Churihara, Churiwala, Kachera, Kanihar, Lahari, Lakhara, Lakhari, Lakheri, Lakhpati, Lakhwara, Lakshkar, Laktar, Maniar, Maniara, Manihar, Manyar, Paniar, Panihae, Panihar, Shishgar, लखेरा
People ID 17445
ROP3 Code 112850
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Lakhera
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 6
  Tarkhera 1,100
  Marwadi 1,000
  Awadhia 200
  Darbhangia 200
  Dedhiyat 200
  Madauria 200
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh
63,000
Uttar Pradesh
41,000
Haryana
35,000
Delhi
30,000
Bihar
7,600
Rajasthan
4,000
Punjab
3,600
Gujarat
2,100
Maharashtra
1,200
Himachal Pradesh
500
Chhattisgarh
500
Odisha
400
Jharkhand
200
Chandigarh
200
Karnataka
30
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 17
  Madhya Pradesh 63,000
  Uttar Pradesh 41,000
  Haryana 35,000
  Delhi 30,000
  Bihar 7,600
  Rajasthan 4,000
  Punjab 3,600
  Gujarat 2,100
  Maharashtra 1,200
  Himachal Pradesh 500
  Chhattisgarh 500
  Odisha 400
  Jharkhand 200
  Chandigarh 200
  Karnataka 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (152,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
10,000
Haryanvi
5,400
Punjabi, Eastern
5,100
Marwari
4,200
Bundeli
3,300
Gujarati
1,800
Malvi
1,500
Mewari
700
Bagri
600
Dhundari
600
Maithili
500
Merwari
400
Bagheli
300
Awadhi
300
Odia
300
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (152,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 10,000
  Haryanvi 5,400
  Punjabi, Eastern 5,100
  Marwari 4,200
  Bundeli 3,300
  Gujarati 1,800
  Malvi 1,500
  Mewari 700
  Bagri 600
  Dhundari 600
  Maithili 500
  Merwari 400
  Bagheli 300
  Awadhi 300
  Odia 300
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 (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 Father's 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.85 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.15 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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