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.
The community council looks after their welfare; it provides financial assistance to the poor and to deserving students for promoting education.
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 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.
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|
|Population this Country||84,000|
|Population all Countries||774,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Luvana; लोहना|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||8 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (47,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|