Dangarik in Pakistan

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Dangarik
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 24,000
World Population: 24,000
Primary Language: Palula
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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

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.

Text Source:   Keith Carey