Rangrez (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

The word rangrez means a dyer in the Persian language, and the community has been connected with this occupation, while others were tailors and washermen. They consist of three subdivisions: the Lalgarh, Nilgarh and Chhipi. The community places the Chhipi in the lowest position because they dyed and printed clothes whereas the Lalgarh and Nilgarh generally prepare color from indigo. A number of Rangrez caste associations exist. Quite a few Rangrez have immigrated to Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Rangrez traditionally have practiced dye making. Now many Rangrez seek other vocations due to the competition from cheaper commercial dye making companies. They tend to seek work in the trade of fabrics and clothing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Rangrez community practices Sunni Islam. It also visits the shrines of various Sufi saints found in North India, such as Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.
In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rangrez need workers to go to them to share the gospel in the Rangrez language and within their culture.


Prayer Points

Pray for the completion of the translation of the Rangrez Bible for those Rangrez living in Pakistan.
Pray for workers to take the Rangrez Bible and other resources to the Rangrez and to share the gospel with them.
Pray for any as yet unknown Rangrez believers, that they receive discipleship and fellowship together.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Rangrez church in Pakistan and India.


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


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Rangrez


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-24
People Name General Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 78,000
Population all Countries 453,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Chhipa; Chippa; Chunrigar; Lilgar; Nilgar; Nilgara; Ragarijuz; Ramjani; Rangari; Rangirigi; Rangraz; Rangrej; Rangsaz; Sabbagh; रंग्रेज़ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17972
ROP3 Code 113461
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 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
33,000
Punjab
22,000
Sindh
18,000
Azad Kashmir
2,900
Islamabad
100
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 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 33,000
  Punjab 22,000
  Sindh 18,000
  Azad Kashmir 2,900
  Islamabad 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (32,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
10,000
Urdu
9,100
Punjabi, Western
7,600
Hindko, Northern
7,300
Pashto, Central
5,200
Hindko, Southern
2,900
Pahari-Potwari
1,700
Haryanvi
1,100
Kashmiri
600
Dhatki
500
Marwari
300
Primary Language Saraiki (32,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 10,000
  Urdu 9,100
  Punjabi, Western 7,600
  Hindko, Northern 7,300
  Pashto, Central 5,200
  Hindko, Southern 2,900
  Pahari-Potwari 1,700
  Haryanvi 1,100
  Kashmiri 600
  Dhatki 500
  Marwari 300
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
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 Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki
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)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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