Rangrez (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
65,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Rangrez community will be increasingly drawn to the man Isa (Jesus) 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.


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People Name General Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 65,000
World Population 381,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (27,000) Punjab (20,000) Sindh (15,000)
Azad Kashmir (3,100) Federally Administer (300) Islamabad (20)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (27,000) Punjab (20,000)
Sindh (15,000) Azad Kashmir (3,100)
Federally Administer (300) Islamabad (20)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (36,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (11,000) Saraiki (6,500) Sindhi (5,000)
Hindko, Southern (3,800) Kashmiri (100) Marwari (40)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (36,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (11,000) Saraiki (6,500)
Sindhi (5,000) Hindko, Southern (3,800)
Kashmiri (100) Marwari (40)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
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 Bible-in-Your-Language
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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