Lohar (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

The Lohar man often felt isolated, alone and like an outsider as he traveled from village to village offering his blacksmith skills to farmers who needed iron farming implements. He looked like many of the Lohar villagers, yet he was different. They were Hindu, and he was Muslim.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Lohars are blacksmiths and have been practicing their trade for as long as they can remember. The Hindus among them have an elaborate mythology of their origin, and they observe the traditional Hindu festivals and cultural practices. The Muslim Lohars often face persecution because they are the minority group. Both groups need to know Jesus, the Savior. Like all people groups, there are Lohar people with leadership skills who can direct their people to the Savior, if only they would hear of Him and respond to His offer of salvation and love.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Lohar (Muslim traditions) in India.

Pray that the Lord will make Himself known to the Muslim Lohar people, and that they will be open when they hear the truth about Jesus being lord and savior.
Pray that God will lead His envoys to those whose hearts have been prepared to receive His Word.
Pray that the Lohar people, be they Muslim or Hindu, will be ready to repent before a holy God.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-05-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-28
People Name General Lohar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation LOW-har
Population this Country 725,000
Population all Countries 2,863,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names Battarha; Dodai; Dodo; Kamar; Kumhar; Lohandia; Loharia; Lonar; Luhar; Luharani; Mistri; Nar; Panchal; Raj; Raj Mistri; Ramgarhia; Sandhan; Sejwani; Silpkar; Sri Panchal; Thawai; Viswabrahma; Viswakarma; लोहार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17609
ROP3 Code 113040
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
562,000
Gujarat
36,000
Madhya Pradesh
28,000
Haryana
26,000
Bihar
21,000
Rajasthan
17,000
Uttarakhand
17,000
Jammu and Kashmir
8,300
Punjab
4,600
Maharashtra
2,500
Himachal Pradesh
1,300
West Bengal
700
Karnataka
600
Chandigarh
200
Jharkhand
30
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 16
  Uttar Pradesh 562,000
  Gujarat 36,000
  Madhya Pradesh 28,000
  Haryana 26,000
  Bihar 21,000
  Rajasthan 17,000
  Uttarakhand 17,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 8,300
  Punjab 4,600
  Maharashtra 2,500
  Himachal Pradesh 1,300
  West Bengal 700
  Karnataka 600
  Chandigarh 200
  Jharkhand 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (561,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kacchi
18,000
Gujarati
9,400
Punjabi, Eastern
7,600
Awadhi
5,300
Marwari
4,100
Kashmiri
3,700
Bhojpuri
2,000
Maithili
1,700
Garhwali
1,200
Malvi
1,000
Dhundari
1,000
Mewari
1,000
Angika
800
Bengali
700
Kumaoni
700
Primary Language Urdu (561,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kacchi 18,000
  Gujarati 9,400
  Punjabi, Eastern 7,600
  Awadhi 5,300
  Marwari 4,100
  Kashmiri 3,700
  Bhojpuri 2,000
  Maithili 1,700
  Garhwali 1,200
  Malvi 1,000
  Dhundari 1,000
  Mewari 1,000
  Angika 800
  Bengali 700
  Kumaoni 700
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2019)
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 Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Gurdeepdali - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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