Pherera (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Pherera (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
3,800
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The traditional occupation of the Pherera is the dying of cloth. However, many are now engaged in other vocations, such as tailoring and government service. Bankhandi Devi is their patron deity. Guga, Balak Nath, Kaleshwar Mahadev, Jawalamukhi, Bajarangbali, Narain and Shiva are some of their village and regional deities. Traditionally, the Rajput and Brahmin communities do not eat with the Pherera in their social gatherings, and the Pherera do not eat with the Chamar, Dumna and other such communities. The Muslim Pherera migrated to Pakistan during the Partition of 1947.


Ministry Obstacles

Many of the Pherera live in Himachal Pradesh, the "land of the gods" and a center for Hindu pilgrimages. There is much devotion to idols in this state.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the Lord will soon send additional workers to take the good news of Jesus to the castes and tribes of northern India. The needs are very great.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there any Christians within this small community in northern India. However, Revelation 5:9 indicates there will be Christians one day, and we can begin praying for them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this small people group will not be overlooked by evangelists and church planters.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Pherera (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Pherera (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,800
World Population 3,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Phar, Pharaho, Pharera, Pherera, Phrera, Phrere, फेरेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17871
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh (1,900) Punjab (1,400) Haryana (400)
Chandigarh (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Himachal Pradesh (1,900) Punjab (1,400)
Haryana (400) Chandigarh (10)

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Primary Language: Dogri (1,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dgo   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (700) Mandeali (700) Kangri (700)
Primary Language: Dogri (1,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dgo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (700) Mandeali (700)
Kangri (700)
Primary Language: Dogri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1883-1971)
New Testament Yes   (1826)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Dogri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dogri
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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