Lohana in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

One of the dominant communities of Gujarat, the Lohana migrated from Lohargaadh (now in Pakistan) a few centuries ago. They are Hindu and worship gods like Shankar and Srinath in addition to their family and clan deities. They engage Brahmin priests to conduct their ritual and religious functions. The community council looks after their welfare; it provides financial assistance to the poor and to deserving students for promoting education.


Ministry Obstacles

The Lohana community has had almost no opportunity to hear of Jesus. There is much that must be communicated to them.


Outreach Ideas

Indian Christians can overcome caste boundaries and carry the good news of Jesus to the Lohana community. Pray the Lord will give this vision and opportunity to several workers.


Prayer Focus

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Lohana today, but pray for those that will soon come to faith. Pray they will be sent teachers to help them, as well as resources such as Gospel films and recordings. Pray they will be zealous to follow Christ. Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly as they bless Lohana families and communities. Pray for the Lohana people to make education a priority for their youth. Pray the entire community may maintain an adequate standard of living, and that the widow and orphan may be cared for.


Scripture Prayers for the Lohana in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-09-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-12-07
People Name General Lohana
People Name in Country Lohana
Pronunciation loh-HAH-nah
Population this Country 690,000
Population all Countries 774,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names Luvana; लोहना
People ID 17380
ROP3 Code 112775
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
533,000
Rajasthan
80,000
Maharashtra
36,000
Madhya Pradesh
18,000
Delhi
13,000
Tamil Nadu
1,300
Daman and Diu
1,100
Karnataka
600
Chhattisgarh
600
Telangana
600
West Bengal
300
Andhra Pradesh
300
Jharkhand
300
Uttar Pradesh
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
90
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 18
  Gujarat 533,000
  Rajasthan 80,000
  Maharashtra 36,000
  Madhya Pradesh 18,000
  Delhi 13,000
  Tamil Nadu 1,300
  Daman and Diu 1,100
  Karnataka 600
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Telangana 600
  West Bengal 300
  Andhra Pradesh 300
  Jharkhand 300
  Uttar Pradesh 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (361,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sindhi
95,000
Hindi
54,000
Kacchi
29,000
Marwari
16,000
Dhundari
11,000
Mewari
5,600
Marathi
3,800
Shekhawati
1,900
Konkani
1,800
Koli, Wadiyari
600
Malvi
500
Saurashtra
500
Konkani, Goan
300
Braj Bhasha
100
Ahirani
100
Primary Language Gujarati (361,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sindhi 95,000
  Hindi 54,000
  Kacchi 29,000
  Marwari 16,000
  Dhundari 11,000
  Mewari 5,600
  Marathi 3,800
  Shekhawati 1,900
  Konkani 1,800
  Koli, Wadiyari 600
  Malvi 500
  Saurashtra 500
  Konkani, Goan 300
  Braj Bhasha 100
  Ahirani 100
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.29 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.70 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more