Rangrez (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
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 in Pakistan 68,000
World Population 380,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
28,000
Punjab
20,000
Sindh
16,000
Azad Kashmir
3,200
Federally Administer
300
Islamabad
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 28,000
  Punjab 20,000
  Sindh 16,000
  Azad Kashmir 3,200
  Federally Administer 300
  Islamabad 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (36,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Urdu
11,000
Saraiki
7,100
Sindhi
5,700
Hindko, Southern
3,800
Kashmiri
100
Marwari
40
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (36,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 11,000
  Saraiki 7,100
  Sindhi 5,700
  Hindko, Southern 3,800
  Kashmiri 100
  Marwari 40
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 Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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.


Copyright © 2018 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.