Lohar (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
24,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Lohar man often felt isolated, alone and like an outsider as he traveled from village to village offering his blacksmith skills to farmers who needed iron farming implements. He looked like many of the Lohar villagers, yet he was different. They were Hindu, and he was Muslim.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Lohars are blacksmiths and have been practicing their trade for as long as they can remember. The Hindus among them have an elaborate mythology of their origin, and they observe the traditional Hindu festivals and cultural practices. The Muslim Lohars often face persecution because they are the minority group. Both groups need to know Jesus, the Savior. Like all people groups, there are Lohar people with leadership skills who can direct their people to the Savior, if only they would hear of Him and respond to His offer of salvation and love.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord will make Himself known to the Muslim Lohar people, and that they will be open when they hear the truth about Jesus being lord and savior.
* Pray that God will lead His envoys to those whose hearts have been prepared to receive His Word.
* Pray that the Lohar people, be they Muslim or Hindu, will be ready to repent before a holy God.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Lohar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Population in Bangladesh 24,000
World Population 2,621,800
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Battarha, Dodai, Dodo, Kamar, Kumhar, Lohandia, Loharia, Lonar, Luhar, Luharani, Mistri, Nar, Panchal, Raj, Raj Mistri, Ramgarhia, Sandhan, Sejwani, Silpkar, Sri Panchal, Thawai, Viswabrahma, Viswakarma, लोहार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17609
ROP3 Code 113040
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Chittagong
(7,900)
Dhaka
(4,600)
Rangpur
(4,000)
Khulna
(3,900)
Rajshahi
(1,300)
Sylhet
(1,200)
Barisal
(900)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Chittagong (7,900)
  Dhaka (4,600)
  Rangpur (4,000)
  Khulna (3,900)
  Rajshahi (1,300)
  Sylhet (1,200)
  Barisal (900)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
(4,700)
Sylheti
(900)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian (4,700)
  Sylheti (900)
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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