Rabari (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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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 Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) 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.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Rabari (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rabari (Muslim traditions)
World Population 10,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhopa; Mogha; Rahbari; Raika; Vishotar; राबरी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17666
ROP3 Code 113108
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 3
Largest States
Punjab
4,400
Sindh
3,600
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,300
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 3
  Punjab 4,400
  Sindh 3,600
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (4,500 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
2,400
Marwari
900
Urdu
800
Koli, Kachi
200
Marwari
80
Saraiki
50
Kacchi
30
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (4,500 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 2,400
  Marwari 900
  Urdu 800
  Koli, Kachi 200
  Marwari 80
  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
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 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.