Jogi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
12,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Jogi Faqirs (faqirs are holy men who are often beggars) are historically a landless community whose main occupation has been to provide specialized religious services, religious-medical assistance, and to seek alms. Faqirs are often wandering Sufi mystics who teach Islam. Their help in curing diseases and in the removal of evil spirits is sought by both Hindus and Muslims. The Muslim Jogi have three subgroups, the Chaurasi, Tappa and Athghara. The Chaurasi do not marry their daughters into the Tappa lineage, whereas a Tappa girl may be accepted as wife by a Chaurasi. However, the Chaurasi and the Athghara freely exchange brides. Azan (the Muslim call to prayer) is whispered into an infant's ear on the sixth day after birth, when the mother and the infant are brought into sunlight and the circumcision ceremony is observed for the male child.


Ministry Obstacles

The Muslim Jogi are deeply committed to their religion, and have been for generations. Their identity as a people group is wrapped up with their religion.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for good quality Christian radio broadcasts to be made available across northern India and into Pakistan and Bangladesh, in the languages spoken by the Jogi people. Pray they will learn of these broadcasts, will listen, and that the Lord will give them understanding and faith to believe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus Christ today among the Muslim Jogi, in Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It's possible there are secret believers, however, and they will need our prayers. Pray for these, and for others who will someday come to faith in Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will reveal himself in powerful ways to this people group, that they may come to know and serve the one who created them, who died for their sins, and who offers them an abundant life now and in eternity.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jogi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 12,000
World Population 118,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Gosavi, Namgiri, Nath, Yogi, जोगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17573
ROP3 Code 113000
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Azad Kashmir
(9,600)
Punjab
(1,900)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Azad Kashmir (9,600)
  Punjab (1,900)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (7,500 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Urdu
(1,900)
Saraiki
(800)
Marwari
(300)
Hindko, Northern
(200)
Kashmiri
(100)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (7,500 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Urdu (1,900)
  Saraiki (800)
  Marwari (300)
  Hindko, Northern (200)
  Kashmiri (100)
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 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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
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 Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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