Panar in India

The Panar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The word Panar means weaver. The Panars live in Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat, a state in western India. They speak Gujarati, Urdu, and Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Panar people are endogamous (they prefer to marry within the group) and they prefer marriage between cousins. They are weavers by tradition and some work in that occupation now. They have been involved in cotton thread making. Many are day laborers as their traditional work becomes less needed. They do not own their land. The Panar have a caste association that settles disputes and looks after them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This is a Sunni Muslim community. They believe that Islam offers all of life's answers, and obedience to Allah is what the Almighty requires of all of us.


What Are Their Needs?

The Panar people need to understand they need a perfect, sin-free savior, and that only Jesus Christ can fulfill that role. Bible resources exist in their spoken languages, yet they are not available to them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Panar in India.

* Pray that the leaders of the caste associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire people group in that direction. * Pray that they will have a spiritual hunger for true righteousness and truth. * Pray for intercessors and workers. • Pray for a disciple making movement among the Panar community this decade.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Panar
People Name in Country Panar
Population this Country 1,800
Population all Countries 1,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names पनर
People ID 19190
ROP3 Code 115524
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Gujarat 1,800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (1,600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Urdu
200
Hindi
Primary Language Gujarati (1,600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 200
  Hindi 10
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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