Kumhar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

Though they are traditionally potters, many Kumhars in Pakistan are now land owners. They have two different communities; one group is made up of local Pakistani Kumhars and the other migrated from India.


Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan is a very closed country, and those with power make sure that everyone remains Sunni Muslim.


Outreach Ideas

It will take some creativity to reach the Kumhar people in Pakistan. Perhaps outsiders can have contact with them by purchasing their pots and produce. Kumhars who have internet access can get the JESUS Film and the Bible in many languages of Pakistan.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among the Kumhar people, so pray for the Lord to make a way for them to have their first church planting movement. * Pray that God will give the Kumhar dreams and visions leading them to salvation and abundant life.
* Pray that gospel materials on the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for entire Kumhar families to have the chance to hear and respond to the person, Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-07
People Name General Kumhar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation koom-HAR
Population this Country 3,217,000
Population all Countries 3,288,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 64
Alternate Names Ahitant; Aiton; Ghumiar; Ghurmar; Kir; Kumar; Kumbhar; Kumbrani; Kumhar; Langotra; Lehri; Narhia; Prajapat; Prajapati; Sohal; Takopatil; कुम्हार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17597
ROP3 Code 113028
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 5
Largest States
Punjab
2,765,000
Sindh
273,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
142,000
Islamabad
36,000
Balochistan
1,100
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 5
  Punjab 2,765,000
  Sindh 273,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 142,000
  Islamabad 36,000
  Balochistan 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,333,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Saraiki
784,000
Urdu
432,000
Sindhi
190,000
Hindko, Northern
71,000
Marwari
62,000
Hindko, Southern
35,000
Pashto, Northern
14,000
Pahari-Potwari
8,300
Bagri
7,100
Dhatki
6,100
Pashto, Central
5,300
Kacchi
1,900
Koli, Wadiyari
1,700
Koli, Parkari
1,600
Balochi, Western
30
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,333,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Saraiki 784,000
  Urdu 432,000
  Sindhi 190,000
  Hindko, Northern 71,000
  Marwari 62,000
  Hindko, Southern 35,000
  Pashto, Northern 14,000
  Pahari-Potwari 8,300
  Bagri 7,100
  Dhatki 6,100
  Pashto, Central 5,300
  Kacchi 1,900
  Koli, Wadiyari 1,700
  Koli, Parkari 1,600
  Balochi, Western 30
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Muzaffar Bukhari - Flickr  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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