Rangrez (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

The word 'rangrez' means a dyer in the Persian language, and the community has been connected with this occupation, while others were tailors and washermen. They have three subdivisions: the Lalgarh, Nilgarh, and Chhipi. Chhipi are placed in the lowest position, because they dyed and printed clothes; whereas the Lalgarh and Nilgarh generally prepare color from indigo. They are a Sunni Muslim community. They also visit the shrines of various Sufi saints found in North India, such as Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Rangrez now have Other Backward caste status in most states of North India. There are a number of Rangrez caste associations. Quite a few Rangrez have immigrated to Pakistan.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition may be the strongest barrier to the Gospel in Pakistan.


Outreach Ideas

Electronic communication offers wonderful opportunities for the Gospel in countries otherwise closed to Christian workers. Radio, Internet, satellite television – all are helpful.


Prayer Focus

None of the Rangrez have identified themselves as Christians to the census, not in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, or Nepal. There may be a few secret believers, and these people need prayer support. Pray they will find each other for mutual encouragement and instruction. Please pray the Rangrez community will be increasingly drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) as the Koran is read in the mosque. Pray the Lord will open their minds and hearts to understand and believe that Jesus is deity, the son of God, and that he died for our sins.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-24
People Name General Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 74,000
Population all Countries 443,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chhipa; Chippa; Chunrigar; Lilgar; Nilgar; Nilgara; Ragarijuz; Ramjani; Rangari; Rangirigi; Rangraz; Rangrej; Rangsaz; Sabbagh; रंग्रेज़ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17972
ROP3 Code 113461
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
32,000
Punjab
22,000
Sindh
17,000
Azad Kashmir
2,800
Islamabad
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 32,000
  Punjab 22,000
  Sindh 17,000
  Azad Kashmir 2,800
  Islamabad 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (32,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
10,000
Urdu
9,100
Punjabi, Western
7,600
Hindko, Northern
7,300
Pashto, Central
5,200
Hindko, Southern
2,900
Pahari-Potwari
1,700
Haryanvi
1,100
Kashmiri
600
Dhatki
500
Marwari
300
Primary Language Saraiki (32,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 10,000
  Urdu 9,100
  Punjabi, Western 7,600
  Hindko, Northern 7,300
  Pashto, Central 5,200
  Hindko, Southern 2,900
  Pahari-Potwari 1,700
  Haryanvi 1,100
  Kashmiri 600
  Dhatki 500
  Marwari 300
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1888-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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