Tarkhan (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

Traditionally they were given the status of low-caste artisans such as carpenters. Eventually they made their mark on Pakistani society as soldiers.


Where Are they Located?

The Tarkhan people live in the northeastern part of Pakistan's Punjab Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They speak Punjabi, the language of Punjab Province. Some Tarkhans have managed to rise to the top in all they do, whether they are landowning farmers, scientists, engineers, or doctors. They are involved in all kinds of trades in Pakistan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In Pakistan all of them follow Sunni Islam. Few can read the Koran, but their understanding of the teachings of Islam come from their local religious leaders.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tarkhan people of Pakistan need the opportunity to hear that Jesus Christ is the only one who can forgive sins. They are among the 7,000 unreached people group, almost all of whom live and die without having the chance to find that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.


Prayer Points

* Pray for rising literacy rates within the Tarkhan community, and for the necessary skills to make them more employable in the modern world.
* Pray for the Tarkhan people to be given the blessings of spiritual hunger and discernment that will lead them to seek and find Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to go to them and remain until there are believers who can disciple their entire people group.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2015/10/15
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/Tarkhan-People-of-Pakistan/
https://www.slideshare.net/uzmabb12045/caste-system-in-pakistan
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18259/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-15
People Name General Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation Terr-khaan
World Population 2,882,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 57
Alternate Names Barhi, Chattarsaz, Darkhan, Dhaman, Dharkan, Karigar, Ranghadia, Tarkihar, तर्खान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17695
ROP3 Code 113141
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
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 8
Largest States
Punjab
2,385,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
286,000
Sindh
102,000
Azad Kashmir
52,000
Islamabad
32,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
6,300
Federally Administer
2,100
Balochistan
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Punjab 2,385,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 286,000
  Sindh 102,000
  Azad Kashmir 52,000
  Islamabad 32,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 6,300
  Federally Administer 2,100
  Balochistan 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,184,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
200,000
Saraiki
140,000
Hindko, Northern
62,000
Hindko, Southern
47,000
Sindhi
27,000
Shina, Kohistani
4,400
Shina
2,900
Marwari
2,200
Bagri
1,800
Kashmiri
900
Pashto, Central
400
Kohistani, Indus
300
Marwari
300
Gujari
200
Pashto, Northern
200
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,184,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 200,000
  Saraiki 140,000
  Hindko, Northern 62,000
  Hindko, Southern 47,000
  Sindhi 27,000
  Shina, Kohistani 4,400
  Shina 2,900
  Marwari 2,200
  Bagri 1,800
  Kashmiri 900
  Pashto, Central 400
  Kohistani, Indus 300
  Marwari 300
  Gujari 200
  Pashto, Northern 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 Yes  (2008)
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 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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Naveed Akhtar 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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