Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

The Dhobi are a large collective community of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. They derive their name from the Sanskrit term dahv which means 'wash'. The Dhobi are traditionally the clothes washers. They are a schedule caste in many of the states of India, where the majority of the Dhobi live. A majority of the nearly several million Muslim Dhobi live in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today more than most South Asian communities the Dhobi have maintained their traditional occupation of washing clothes and running laundry services. In north India and Nepal some Muslim Dhobi are involved in government service jobs and agricultural labour. In Nepal most of the Dhobi are considered a depressed caste, but 'touchable'. The Muslim Dhobi of Nepal mainly speak Nepali and Urdu are more numerous in Saptari district.


What Are Their Needs?

Though some small success has come in ministry to the Hindu Dhobi, the Muslim Dhobi have no known work among them in Nepal. In general, the attitude of the Dhobi to education is quite good and literacy in some locations is higher than other Muslim communities. May the Lord use education as a means to bringing many Muslim Dhobi to faith.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-26
People Name General Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation DOH-bee
World Population 2,203,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 24
Alternate Names Agasa; Agasaru; Agheria; Awari; Bana; Baretha; Batham; Bhai; Chakala; Chakali; Chandbar; Charhoya; Chauhan-Bhatti; Chawla; Chhimba; Darhi; Dharhiadu; Dharhiannan; Dharhiannari; Dhob; Dhoba; Dhobi; Dhopa; Dhopi; Dhupi; Hawari; Jada; Khurdanai; Madiwal; Madiyal; Madvali; Madwai; Modiyal; Monson; Pak; Parit; Prasad Dhobi; Qasab; Raipal; Rajak; Rajaka; Rajpar; Rajukula; Ram Dhobi; Ramdu; Sakala; SakalaDarhi; Shaheri; Sukladas; Tanwar; Togata; Tsakala; Turaka Chakali; Turka Chakla; Turka Sakala; Vannan; Warathi; Watts; धोबी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17519
ROP3 Code 112937
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
976,000
Sindh
129,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
79,000
Islamabad
5,900
Azad Kashmir
4,600
Balochistan
500
Gilgit-Baltistan
70
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 976,000
  Sindh 129,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 79,000
  Islamabad 5,900
  Azad Kashmir 4,600
  Balochistan 500
  Gilgit-Baltistan 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (799,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Urdu
155,000
Saraiki
112,000
Sindhi
47,000
Hindko, Northern
26,000
Hindko, Southern
8,600
Marwari
5,300
Bagri
4,600
Shina, Kohistani
2,100
Kacchi
1,500
Koli, Wadiyara
900
Kashmiri
400
Koli, Parkari
70
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (799,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 155,000
  Saraiki 112,000
  Sindhi 47,000
  Hindko, Northern 26,000
  Hindko, Southern 8,600
  Marwari 5,300
  Bagri 4,600
  Shina, Kohistani 2,100
  Kacchi 1,500
  Koli, Wadiyara 900
  Kashmiri 400
  Koli, Parkari 70
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Galen Frysinger 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.