Dangarik in Pakistan

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

Introduction / History

The Dangariks are a Pashtun people.


Where Are they Located?

The Dangarik people live in the southern Chitral section of Pakistan’s northwestern province called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dangariks are livestock herders. They also raise chickens. They do not have regular access to clean water or electricity. Their lives are simple, and most likely they do not have a long life expectancy. Most likely they have to deal with armed gunmen and danger throughout their lives.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Dangarik people were converted to Islam from Hinduism long ago. However, like most Islamic tribal people in South Asia, their form of Islam is not orthodox. They might pray five times a day facing Mecca, but they don’t always put their faith in Allah, the Supreme God in Islam. Instead, there are many superstitions and spirit beings that they rely on for their daily needs. As Pashtuns, they have their own code of honor that supersedes their adherence to Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

They need adequate water for their herds. These are people who live without adequate education, medical care or clean water. But most of all, they need a Savior who will provide them with abundant life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dangarik in Pakistan.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Dangarik people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Dangarik families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Dangarik families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Dangarik family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19480/PK
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dangarik
https://www.jatland.com/home/Dangarik


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Dangarik
People Name in Country Dangarik
World Population 23,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names दांगरिक
People ID 19480
ROP3 Code 115618
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
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 23,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Palula (14,000 speakers)
Language Code phl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Khowar
2,700
Kati
2,400
Kalasha
1,600
Urdu
900
Hindko, Southern
800
Kamviri
600
Pashto, Northern
400
Saraiki
200
Punjabi, Western
200
Pashto, Central
80
Primary Language Palula (14,000 speakers)
Language Code phl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Khowar 2,700
  Kati 2,400
  Kalasha 1,600
  Urdu 900
  Hindko, Southern 800
  Kamviri 600
  Pashto, Northern 400
  Saraiki 200
  Punjabi, Western 200
  Pashto, Central 80
People Groups Speaking Palula

Primary Language:  Palula

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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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