Lohar (Sikh traditions) in India

The Lohar (Sikh traditions) 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: 38 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Mahul 738,000
Kanaujia 468,000
Viswakarma 205,000
Mahratta 42,000
Ojha 36,000
Khatri 26,000
Nicha 25,000
Ucha 25,000
Bhavnagri 24,000
Pathuria 19,000

Introduction / History

The Lohar live in several states with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar having the largest numbers of them. They speak the languages of the states they live in and Hindi too. Hinduism is their religion though there are Muslims and Sikhs among them also. Some worship ancestors.

The Lohar work in ironwork and as blacksmiths. They repair agricultural tools. They are having to compete with factories and this is difficult for them. They have a council to look after them in most states. Modern and traditional medicines and family planning are used by them.

Marriages are arranged for them. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

The Lohar have difficulties with self-esteem. Their education level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They are in need of help with health matters.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Lohar (Sikh traditions) in India.

Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that they find that Jesus Christ loves them regardless of their status.
Pray that their work, education and health needs are met with success.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lohar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Sikh traditions)
Population this Country 78,000
Population all Countries 78,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Battarha; Luhar; Panchal; Raj; Raj Mistri; Ramgarhia; Sri Panchal; Thawai; Viswakarma; लोहार (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18129
ROP3 Code 113636
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Sikh - other
People Group Lohar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 38 (only 15 largest shown)
  Mahul 738,000
  Kanaujia 468,000
  Viswakarma 205,000
  Mahratta 42,000
  Ojha 36,000
  Khatri 26,000
  Nicha 25,000
  Ucha 25,000
  Bhavnagri 24,000
  Pathuria 19,000
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 8
Largest States
Punjab
69,000
Haryana
2,100
Chandigarh
1,800
Himachal Pradesh
1,600
Jammu and Kashmir
1,400
Delhi
800
Uttar Pradesh
700
Rajasthan
200
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 8
  Punjab 69,000
  Haryana 2,100
  Chandigarh 1,800
  Himachal Pradesh 1,600
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,400
  Delhi 800
  Uttar Pradesh 700
  Rajasthan 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (56,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
9,100
Bagri
500
Kangri
300
Dogri
300
Haryanvi
200
Mandeali
200
Pahari, Mahasu
100
Pahari, Kullu
60
Bilaspuri
50
Chambeali
20
Churahi Bhattiyali
Kinnauri
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (56,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 9,100
  Bagri 500
  Kangri 300
  Dogri 300
  Haryanvi 200
  Mandeali 200
  Pahari, Mahasu 100
  Pahari, Kullu 60
  Bilaspuri 50
  Chambeali 20
  Churahi 10
  Bhattiyali 10
  Kinnauri 10
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2019)
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 DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Gurdeepdali - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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