Lori in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Lori only in Pakistan
Population
57,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Lori people migrated to Pakistan and Iran from either India or Pakistan’s Sind Province. They were once carpenters, blacksmiths, musicians, and entertainers. Some were jugglers, palm readers, and fortune-tellers. Others prepared wedding feasts and festivities. Still others sold donkeys before modern ways of transporting goods became available. Some of their women were midwives.


Where Are they Located?

They live in Iran and Pakistan’s Baloch Province. Though they live among the Baloch and speak a Baloch based language, they are not Baloch.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are two Lori groups: One is settled, and the other is nomadic. The nomadic Loris tend livestock, and are always in search of adequate water and grazing land. Some probably still take on the odd jobs mentioned earlier.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lori people are 100 percent Muslim. They have a tale that they were cursed to wander forever because their disdain for the Archangel Gabriel was reported to the Prophet Mohammed.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lori people in Pakistan and Iran to have the chance to hear of and respond to the Savior, Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will soon understand that they are blessed if they embrace the One who paid for all sins.
* Pray for a church planting movement among the Lori people in Balochistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lori_people
http://casual-isms.tumblr.com/post/29913403372/instead-of-using-gypsy-the-picture-dictionary
https://books.google.com/books?id=54gyRnhIugkC&pg=PA295&lpg=PA295&dq=%22Peoples+on+the+Move%22+Lori&source=bl&ots=f-PzHBbzPH&sig=Q7Q9HFtDBYfDH9iE0b97gQF2HD8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj4luDSzqjOAhVI-2MKHQIrDLYQ6AEIIzAB#v=onepage&q=%22Peoples%20on%20the%20Move%22%20Lori&f=false


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Lori
People Name in Country Lori
Population in Pakistan 57,000
World Population 57,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names लॉरी
People ID 19452
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: 2
Largest States
Balochistan (57,000) Sindh (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: 2
Balochistan (57,000) Sindh (20)

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Primary Language: Balochi, Southern (28,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Balochi, Eastern (7,200) Waneci (4,900) Balochi, Western (4,800)
Saraiki (3,400) Brahui (3,000) Urdu (2,000)
Jadgali (600) Sindhi (600) Pashto, Southern (100)
Pashto, Central (100)
Primary Language: Balochi, Southern (28,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Balochi, Eastern (7,200) Waneci (4,900)
Balochi, Western (4,800) Saraiki (3,400)
Brahui (3,000) Urdu (2,000)
Jadgali (600) Sindhi (600)
Pashto, Southern (100) Pashto, Central (100)
Primary Language: Balochi, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1992-1994)
New Testament Yes   (1999)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Balochi, Southern
Film / Video The Prophets Story - Tamil Musalmani (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
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
Profile Source: Keith Carey  
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