Lori in Pakistan

The Lori have only been reported in Pakistan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Lori
People Name in Country Lori
Population in Pakistan 58,000
World Population 58,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names लॉरी
People ID 19452
ROP3 Code 115600
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 2
Largest States
Balochistan
58,000
Sindh
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 2
  Balochistan 58,000
  Sindh 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Balochi, Southern (28,000 speakers)
Language Code bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Language 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)
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
People Groups Speaking Balochi, Southern

Primary Language:  Balochi, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1992-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1999)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
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 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
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Southern Balochi
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Southern Balochi
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 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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