Lohar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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

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

* 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 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-08
People Name General Lohar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation LOW-har
World Population 2,795,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 43
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 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
1,549,000
Sindh
279,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
221,000
Azad Kashmir
51,000
Islamabad
37,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
3,400
Balochistan
800
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 1,549,000
  Sindh 279,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 221,000
  Azad Kashmir 51,000
  Islamabad 37,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 3,400
  Balochistan 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,424,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
340,000
Saraiki
103,000
Sindhi
84,000
Hindko, Northern
42,000
Hindko, Southern
30,000
Loarki
21,000
Shina, Kohistani
7,500
Bagri
6,400
Pashto, Northern
5,800
Marwari
4,600
Shina
4,600
Kashmiri
2,700
Koli, Kachi
1,900
Koli, Wadiyara
1,200
Kacchi
1,200
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,424,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 340,000
  Saraiki 103,000
  Sindhi 84,000
  Hindko, Northern 42,000
  Hindko, Southern 30,000
  Loarki 21,000
  Shina, Kohistani 7,500
  Bagri 6,400
  Pashto, Northern 5,800
  Marwari 4,600
  Shina 4,600
  Kashmiri 2,700
  Koli, Kachi 1,900
  Koli, Wadiyara 1,200
  Kacchi 1,200
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 Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.