Rabari (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
8,300
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Bhopa Rabaris can be identified by their dress. There are specific ornaments for young, adult and old males which differ with regard to their marital status and number of children. Married women can be identified by their dress and by face veiling before older relatives. The Bhopa Rabaris marry only within their own people group. Some people consider the Bhopa Rabaris to be on the same social level as high caste Rajputs. Bride prices tend to be high. Women do not have inheritance rights to parental property. They are mostly engaged in household work and looking after milk cows, etc. However, women are closely involved with important family decisions.


Ministry Obstacles

Access to the peoples of Pakistan by outsiders is quite limited, and hostility to Christian witness is strong.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the most important way to reach the peoples of Pakistan with the Gospel message is via prayer, sustained, focused prayer. The obstacles are many, and it's only by the Lord's Spirit that they will be overcome.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Even though there are probably no followers of Jesus among the Bhopa Rabaris in either Pakistan or India, we can trust there soon will be followers. And these new believers will need our prayers. Pray they will become zealous disciples of Jesus Christ, being obedient to his commands and depending on the Lord's Spirit for power to live an abundant life.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Muslim Rabaris will be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as the Koran is read. Pray that they will be shown that Jesus is much more than an honored prophet, that he is deity, the Son of God, and that he died for their sin, being raised from the dead on the third day.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Rabari (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rabari (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 8,300
World Population 9,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhopa, Mogha, Rahbari, Raika, Vishotar, राबरी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17666
ROP3 Code 113108
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 3
Largest States
Punjab
(3,700)
Sindh
(3,300)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(1,300)
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 3
  Punjab (3,700)
  Sindh (3,300)
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,300)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (4,100 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
(2,200)
Marwari
(700)
Urdu
(500)
Koli, Kachi
(200)
Marwari
(70)
Saraiki
(50)
Kacchi
(30)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (4,100 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi (2,200)
  Marwari (700)
  Urdu (500)
  Koli, Kachi (200)
  Marwari (70)
  Saraiki (50)
  Kacchi (30)
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 %
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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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