Lakhera in India

The Lakhera have only been reported in India
Population
190,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 190,000
World Population 190,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh
(64,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(41,000)
Haryana
(35,000)
Delhi
(30,000)
Bihar
(7,600)
Rajasthan
(4,000)
Punjab
(3,500)
Gujarat
(2,100)
Maharashtra
(1,200)
Himachal Pradesh
(500)
Chhattisgarh
(400)
Odisha
(400)
Chandigarh
(200)
Jharkhand
(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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Madhya Pradesh (64,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (41,000)
  Haryana (35,000)
  Delhi (30,000)
  Bihar (7,600)
  Rajasthan (4,000)
  Punjab (3,500)
  Gujarat (2,100)
  Maharashtra (1,200)
  Himachal Pradesh (500)
  Chhattisgarh (400)
  Odisha (400)
  Chandigarh (200)
  Jharkhand (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
(4,100)
Bundeli
(3,300)
Gujarati
(1,800)
Malvi
(1,700)
Mewari
(700)
Bagri
(600)
Dhundari
(600)
Maithili
(500)
Merwari
(400)
Bagheli
(300)
Awadhi
(300)
Odia
(300)
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 (4,100)
  Bundeli (3,300)
  Gujarati (1,800)
  Malvi (1,700)
  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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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