Gakkhar in Pakistan

The Gakkhar have only been reported 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

At one time there were Hindu members of the Gakkhar clan, but now they are all Muslim. They were noted for their ability to build forts and fortified cities. The Rawat Fort was the result of their efforts.


Where Are they Located?

The Gakkhar clan lives in the northern part of Pakistan's Punjab Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

For many years the Gakkhar people have struggled for control of the Salt Range, a place with large deposits of rock salt and a smaller amount of coal. They have always been considered by their neighbors to be warlike and fierce. They speak Southern Hindko, one of the main languages of northern Pakistan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gakkhar people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim. However, like other Muslim people groups in South Asia, their faith in Allah is compromised by additional beliefs in spirit beings and superstitions.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gakkhar people need to seek and find the sinless savior who alone can provide them the way to have peace with God.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gakkhar in Pakistan.

* Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Gakkhar people.
* Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Gakkhar families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
* Pray for God's blessing on Gakkhar leaders, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's blessing.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Gakkhar people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gakhars
https://yenisehir.fandom.com/tr/wiki/Gakhar
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Ghakhar+Pakistan+PKXX0092:1:PK


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gakkhar
People Name in Country Gakkhar
Population this Country 51,000
Population all Countries 51,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gakhar; Kiani; Kiyani; गाक्खर
People ID 19445
ROP3 Code 115573
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
48,000
Punjab
3,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 48,000
  Punjab 3,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (44,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
3,900
Hindko, Southern
3,800
Pashto, Northern
3,600
Pahari-Potwari
3,500
Urdu
1,500
Shina
1,100
Shina, Kohistani
800
Punjabi, Western
400
Marwari
300
Kohistani, Indus
200
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (44,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 3,900
  Hindko, Southern 3,800
  Pashto, Northern 3,600
  Pahari-Potwari 3,500
  Urdu 1,500
  Shina 1,100
  Shina, Kohistani 800
  Punjabi, Western 400
  Marwari 300
  Kohistani, Indus 200
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2004-2006)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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