Devipujak Vaghri (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

Their name Vagri comes from the Sanskrit word for net. The Vaghri were originally forest hunters. During the British colonial period the Vaghri were labeled as a caste of petty thieves. This idea has continued to hurt the Vaghri people in their desire to escape poverty. They are classified are a backward scheduled caste.


Where Are they Located?

The Muslim Vaghri live in India's Gujarat state. Others live in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Besides being hunters, the Vaghri worked as traders, hawkers, animal breeders, and stonemasons. Most Vaghri people are landless. They try to grow vegetables on the small plots of land they possess.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Vaghri people are Hindu, but there are Muslims among them, especially in Pakistan. Many of the peoples of South Asia who are Muslim converted from Hinduism during the days of the powerful Moghul Empire, but they retained elements of Hinduism in their belief system.


What Are Their Needs?

The Vaghri people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need the peace that comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray the Lord will open the hearts of the Vaghri people to desire God's blessings through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
*Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to both the Hindu and the Muslim Vaghri communities in Pakistan and India.
*Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seek and find the Lord.
*Pray for a church planting movement among the Muslim Vaghri community in Pakistan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17722/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18290/PK
www.wycliffe.org/prayer/articles/the-vaghri-of-pakistan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6-1NCGOYAg
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2011/11/28
researchonline.jcu.edu.au/17697/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Devipujak Vaghri (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Devipujak Vaghri (Muslim traditions)
World Population 30,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bagri, Baori, Bella, Datia, Malia, Salar, Salat, Vagher, Vavania, Vedu, Wagher, Wather, वाघरि (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17722
ROP3 Code 113172
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 2
Largest States
Sindh
7,500
Punjab
20
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 2
  Sindh 7,500
  Punjab 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Vaghri (4,900 speakers)
Language Code vgr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
1,500
Koli, Kachi
400
Marwari
200
Koli, Wadiyara
40
Saraiki
20
Primary Language Vaghri (4,900 speakers)
Language Code vgr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 1,500
  Koli, Kachi 400
  Marwari 200
  Koli, Wadiyara 40
  Saraiki 20
People Groups Speaking Vaghri

Primary Language:  Vaghri

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
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 %
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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