Vaghri (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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 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 Vaghri (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Vaghri (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 7,400
Population all Countries 29,000
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 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 2
Largest States
Sindh
7,400
Punjab
20
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 2
  Sindh 7,400
  Punjab 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Dhatki Marwari Urdu
Vaghri
Primary Language Sindhi
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki
  Marwari
  Urdu
  Vaghri
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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