Lohana in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

One of the dominant communities of Gujarat, the Lohana migrated from Lohargaadh (now in Pakistan) a few centuries ago. A small number are still in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The community council looks after their welfare; it provides financial assistance to the poor and to deserving students for promoting education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lohana community has had almost no opportunity to hear of Jesus. There is much that must be communicated to them.
Christian believers must overcome caste boundaries and carry the good news of Jesus to the Lohana community.


Prayer Points

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Lohana in Pakistan, so pray that many will soon come to faith.
Pray the Lohana will be sent teachers to help them, as well as resources such as gospel films and recordings.
Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly to bless Lohana families and communities throughout India and Pakistan.
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 have the care they need.


Scripture Prayers for the Lohana in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lohana
People Name in Country Lohana
Pronunciation loh-HAH-nah
Population this Country 84,000
Population all Countries 774,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Luvana; लोहना
People ID 17380
ROP3 Code 112775
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
81,000
Punjab
400
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 81,000
  Punjab 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (47,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
32,000
Kacchi
2,400
Punjabi, Western
1,900
Saraiki
1,300
Marwari
50
Primary Language Sindhi (47,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 32,000
  Kacchi 2,400
  Punjabi, Western 1,900
  Saraiki 1,300
  Marwari 50
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan 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