Pangwala in India

The Pangwala have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Brahmin 1,900
Rajput Rana 300
Daki 200
Hali 200
Lohar 200
Megh 200

Introduction / History

Pangwala people are a Scheduled Tribe (of a tribal background) which brings them low status in Hindu society.


Where Are they Located?

The Pangwala tribe lives in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Pangwala tribe lives in a very male-dominant culture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pangwala people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

This tribe needs the chance to get the training they need to enter the 21st century work environment


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pangwala in India.

* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Pangwala people.
* Pray for a movement of Pangwala households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Pangwala people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Pangwala people.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangwala
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303303118_Customary_Law_and_Gender_Inequality_A_Case_Study_of_Pangwala_Tribal_Community_of_Western_Himalaya


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pangwala
People Name in Country Pangwala
World Population 18,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Pangi; Pangwal; पंगवाला
People ID 17833
ROP3 Code 113306
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)
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 1
  Himachal Pradesh 18,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Pangwali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code pgg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bhattiyali
1,200
Churahi
900
Hindi
90
Tinani
30
Kinnauri
20
Kangri
Stod Bhoti Kannada Nepali
Adi
Primary Language Pangwali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code pgg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bhattiyali 1,200
  Churahi 900
  Hindi 90
  Tinani 30
  Kinnauri 20
  Kangri 10
  Stod Bhoti 0
  Kannada 0
  Nepali 0
  Adi 0
People Groups Speaking Pangwali

Primary Language:  Pangwali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2018)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Pangwali
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
4.20 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.52 %
Islam
0.14 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.07 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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