Pindara in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

The word pindara is related to alcohol. The Pindara speak Punjabi. They live scattered throughout India and in the easternmost provinces in Pakistan: Sindh and Punjab.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Pindara own land. They work in agriculture. They allow for divorce and remarriage. On the death of the father, sons and daughters both inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new family head. They have birth and marriage rituals, and they bury their dead.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam is their religion, but they join Hindus with some of their festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray that they will seek and find truth in Jesus Christ. Pray for their elders to open the doors to their people internalizing the teachings of Christ. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Pindara in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Pindara
People Name in Country Pindara
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 93,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Pendara; Pendhara; Penja; Pinara; Pindhari; Shaikh; पिंदारा
People ID 17878
ROP3 Code 113354
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 4
Largest States
Punjab
8,100
Sindh
3,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
100
Islamabad
80
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 4
  Punjab 8,100
  Sindh 3,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 100
  Islamabad 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (4,500 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
3,700
Urdu
1,500
Sindhi
1,500
Marwari
200
Dhatki
200
Hindko, Northern
40
Primary Language Saraiki (4,500 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 3,700
  Urdu 1,500
  Sindhi 1,500
  Marwari 200
  Dhatki 200
  Hindko, Northern 40
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1888-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki Literacy & Evangelism International
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more