Lohar (Muslim traditions) in India


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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 

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-14
People Name General Lohar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 618,000
World Population 2,664,800
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Bakho
4,800
Nagori
3,000
Kanthawala
400
Multani
100
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Total Subgroups 4
  Bakho 4,800
  Nagori 3,000
  Kanthawala 400
  Multani 100
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
480,000
Gujarat
31,000
Madhya Pradesh
24,000
Haryana
23,000
Bihar
18,000
Uttarakhand
14,000
Rajasthan
13,000
Jammu and Kashmir
7,000
Punjab
4,700
Maharashtra
2,100
Himachal Pradesh
1,200
Karnataka
500
West Bengal
200
Chandigarh
100
Jharkhand
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Uttar Pradesh 480,000
  Gujarat 31,000
  Madhya Pradesh 24,000
  Haryana 23,000
  Bihar 18,000
  Uttarakhand 14,000
  Rajasthan 13,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 7,000
  Punjab 4,700
  Maharashtra 2,100
  Himachal Pradesh 1,200
  Karnataka 500
  West Bengal 200
  Chandigarh 100
  Jharkhand 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (550,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kacchi
18,000
Gujarati
9,100
Punjabi, Eastern
7,500
Awadhi
5,700
Kashmiri
3,500
Bhojpuri
2,300
Marwari
1,900
Merwari
1,900
Maithili
1,700
Garhwali
1,200
Malvi
1,000
Mewari
1,000
Dhundari
900
Kumaoni
700
Braj Bhasha
600
Other People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (550,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kacchi 18,000
  Gujarati 9,100
  Punjabi, Eastern 7,500
  Awadhi 5,700
  Kashmiri 3,500
  Bhojpuri 2,300
  Marwari 1,900
  Merwari 1,900
  Maithili 1,700
  Garhwali 1,200
  Malvi 1,000
  Mewari 1,000
  Dhundari 900
  Kumaoni 700
  Braj Bhasha 600
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2016)
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 Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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