Rangrez (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 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)
World Population 379,000
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 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
32,000
Punjab
21,000
Sindh
17,000
Azad Kashmir
2,800
Islamabad
60
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 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 32,000
  Punjab 21,000
  Sindh 17,000
  Azad Kashmir 2,800
  Islamabad 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (43,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Urdu
16,000
Sindhi
8,800
Saraiki
4,900
Hindko, Southern
3,200
Kashmiri
700
Marwari
100
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (43,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 16,000
  Sindhi 8,800
  Saraiki 4,900
  Hindko, Southern 3,200
  Kashmiri 700
  Marwari 100
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.