Lohar (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

The Lohars are a nomadic community. They go from village to village doing blacksmith work, usually in rural areas. For example, they will repair plows, shovels, hoes, etc. for village farmers. Most of them are Hindus, but in Pakistan there is a sizable number of Muslim Lohars who have not heard the gospel that Jesus Christ is the only one who can save sinners.


Ministry Obstacles

Not only is Pakistan is closed country, but it is very difficult for missionaries to have consistent contact with nomadic people.


Outreach Ideas

Someone with the right skills who is willing to die to self (and to a comfortable lifestyle) can travel with a Lohar community. They could tell stories from the Bible and teach the ways of Jesus Christ through their transformed lives.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among the Muslim Lohars in Pakistan. Pray that God breaks through the darkness, so that they can enjoy fellowship with the King of kings! 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 will be ready to repent before a holy God.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-08
People Name General Lohar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation LOW-har
Population this Country 2,193,000
Population all Countries 2,975,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 44
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 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 7
Largest States
Punjab
1,575,000
Sindh
274,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
202,000
Azad Kashmir
43,000
Islamabad
36,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
3,300
Balochistan
800
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 7
  Punjab 1,575,000
  Sindh 274,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 202,000
  Azad Kashmir 43,000
  Islamabad 36,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 3,300
  Balochistan 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,014,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Saraiki
521,000
Urdu
189,000
Sindhi
149,000
Hindko, Northern
130,000
Pahari-Potwari
85,000
Hindko, Southern
59,000
Marwari
35,000
Pashto, Northern
17,000
Pashto, Central
12,000
Dhatki
4,800
Bagri
4,600
Shina
1,600
Kacchi
1,500
Kashmiri
1,400
Loarki
1,200
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,014,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Saraiki 521,000
  Urdu 189,000
  Sindhi 149,000
  Hindko, Northern 130,000
  Pahari-Potwari 85,000
  Hindko, Southern 59,000
  Marwari 35,000
  Pashto, Northern 17,000
  Pashto, Central 12,000
  Dhatki 4,800
  Bagri 4,600
  Shina 1,600
  Kacchi 1,500
  Kashmiri 1,400
  Loarki 1,200
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 Zume Resources
General Zume 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 (Representative photo)
Gurdeepdali - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
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