Kumhar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction

Though they are traditionally potters, many Kumhars in Pakistan are now land owners. They have two different communities; one group is made up of local Pakistani Kumhars and the other migrated from India.


Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan is a very closed country, and those with power make sure that everyone remains Sunni Muslim.


Outreach Ideas

It will take some creativity to reach the Kumhar people in Pakistan. Perhaps outsiders can have contact with them by purchasing their pots and produce. Kumhars who have internet access can get the JESUS Film and the Bible in many languages of Pakistan.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among the Kumhar people, so pray for the Lord to make a way for them to have their first church planting movement. Pray that God will give the Kumhar dreams and visions leading them to salvation and abundant life.
Pray that gospel materials on the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray for entire Kumhar families to have the chance to hear and respond to the person, Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-07
People Name General Kumhar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation koom-HAR
Population this Country 3,784,000
Population all Countries 3,865,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 76
Alternate Names Ahitant; Aiton; Ghumiar; Ghurmar; Kir; Kumar; Kumbhar; Kumbrani; Kumhar; Langotra; Lehri; Narhia; Prajapat; Prajapati; Sohal; Takopatil; कुम्हार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17597
ROP3 Code 113028
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 5
Largest States
Punjab
3,247,000
Sindh
323,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
167,000
Islamabad
45,000
Balochistan
1,300
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 5
  Punjab 3,247,000
  Sindh 323,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 167,000
  Islamabad 45,000
  Balochistan 1,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,816,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Saraiki
1,299,000
Urdu
279,000
Sindhi
192,000
Marwari
94,000
Hindko, Northern
77,000
Pahari-Potwari
73,000
Hindko, Southern
67,000
Pashto, Northern
14,000
Bagri
11,000
Pashto, Central
9,500
Dhatki
6,100
Kacchi
1,900
Koli, Wadiyari
1,700
Koli, Parkari
1,600
Balochi, Western
30
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,816,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Saraiki 1,299,000
  Urdu 279,000
  Sindhi 192,000
  Marwari 94,000
  Hindko, Northern 77,000
  Pahari-Potwari 73,000
  Hindko, Southern 67,000
  Pashto, Northern 14,000
  Bagri 11,000
  Pashto, Central 9,500
  Dhatki 6,100
  Kacchi 1,900
  Koli, Wadiyari 1,700
  Koli, Parkari 1,600
  Balochi, Western 30
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
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 DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zúme Training
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2022  Abhishek Sah - Shutterstock  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more