Kanchan (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

The Kanchan (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in Pakistan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Muslim Kanchan are a people who live in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. They were labeled as a criminal caste during the time of the British colonial period. Even today they are looked down among other Muslim groups in Pakistan. Traditionally, the Kanchan had a lifestyle similar to the Roma Gypsies. They would make their living through both legal and illegal activities. Their women would tell fortunes. The men would practice magic by casting out and appeasing evil spirits. Some Kanchan would obtain money by begging.
The Pakistani government has encouraged the Kanchan to live in one place and earn their living through honest means such as farm work and taking care of animals.

Most Kanchan are unable to read and write. Their main language is Western Punjabi.


Ministry Obstacles

Many Pakistani believers may not want to associate or make friends with the Kanchan. New Kanchan believers may not be able to attend Pakistani churches due to their bad reputation. The gospel will have to be presented to the Kanchan in oral and visual forms.


Outreach Ideas

Workers can teach the Kanchan useful job skills and help their children to learn how to read and write. The JESUS Film is available in Western Punjabi.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that soon many Kanchan will come to the knowledge of the truth and be established in the faith. Pray that Pakistani churches will reach out and accept new Kanchan believers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to the Kanchan people. Pray for movements to Jesus to sweep through Kanchan families, permeating the group from within. Ask the Lord to raise up and send out a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses from among the Kanchan people.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kanchan (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Kanchan (Muslim traditions)
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names कंचन (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19432
ROP3 Code 115568
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)
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 1
  Punjab 12,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Saraiki (15,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
9,900
Urdu
700
Primary Language Saraiki (15,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 9,900
  Urdu 700
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1898-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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