Lakhera 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

The Lakhera are said to originate from lord Shiva, who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc.) for his wife, Parvati. The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale.
Most live in India, but a few are in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

At present they are engaged in many vocations. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except those which they consider below themselves in social rank.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the people worship Shiva, while others worship Vishnu. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is the most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lakhera people in Pakistan need the opportunity to allow Jesus Christ to protect them from Satan, who comes to kill, steal and destroy. They need his abundant life for their families.


Prayer Points

There are no known followers of Jesus among the Lakhera, although there is the possibility of a few secret believers. Pray for any secret believers, that they will be nurtured and protected by the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be able to fellowship together.
Pray the Lord will send workers to the Lakhera who will be able to tell them accurately of the creator God and his son, Jesus the Messiah.
Pray the Lakhera people in Pakistan will be given understanding and faith to believe.
Pray for a massive movement to Christ among the Lakhera people.


Scripture Prayers for the Lakhera in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lakhera
People Name in Country Lakhera
Population this Country 2,500
Population all Countries 228,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chhan; Churigar; Churihar; Churihara; Churiwala; Kachera; Kanihar; Lahari; Lakhara; Lakhari; Lakheri; Lakhpati; Lakhwara; Lakshkar; Laktar; Maniar; Maniara; Manihar; Manyar; Paniar; Panihae; Panihar; Shishgar; लखेरा
People ID 17445
ROP3 Code 112850
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)
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 1
  Punjab 2,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (2,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Marwari
500
Primary Language Saraiki (2,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 500
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1888-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki
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 data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more