Pawaria (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 Pawaria live mainly in Bihar, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. They speak Urdu and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Pawaria are involved in several lines of work such as working in shops and being day laborers. The Pawaria are mostly monogamous meaning that one man marries one wife. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the property is inherited by the sons and the oldest son becomes the new family head.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam is their religion. Like most Muslims they bury their dead.


What Are Their Needs?

They need hope. They must be told of the one Savior, the One who walked this earth and desires to guide them and bless them throughout eternity.


Prayer Points

Pray that God gives the Pawaria dreams and visions that will lead them to Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them this decade. Pray for discernment and a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Pawaria (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pawaria (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Pawaria (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 54,000
Population all Countries 57,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Pamaria; Paturia; Pauria; Pawari Bhil; पवरिया (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17663
ROP3 Code 113103
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 4
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
29,000
Bihar
22,000
Jharkhand
1,600
Uttarakhand
1,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 4
  Uttar Pradesh 29,000
  Bihar 22,000
  Jharkhand 1,600
  Uttarakhand 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (30,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
8,000
Bareli, Rathwi
6,600
Maithili
600
Bengali
100
Kumaoni
Primary Language Urdu (30,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 8,000
  Bareli, Rathwi 6,600
  Maithili 600
  Bengali 100
  Kumaoni 10
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  (1843-2022)
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 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
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
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 Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more