Gakkhar in Pakistan

The Gakkhar have only been reported 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

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
World Population 61,000
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
58,000
Punjab
2,500
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 58,000
  Punjab 2,500
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindko, Southern (20,000 speakers)
Language Code hnd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Hindko, Northern
15,000
Pashto, Northern
9,200
Punjabi, Western
6,100
Shina, Kohistani
4,900
Urdu
3,500
Saraiki
1,000
Kohistani, Indus
700
Shina
300
Pashto, Central
200
Primary Language Hindko, Southern (20,000 speakers)
Language Code hnd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Hindko, Northern 15,000
  Pashto, Northern 9,200
  Punjabi, Western 6,100
  Shina, Kohistani 4,900
  Urdu 3,500
  Saraiki 1,000
  Kohistani, Indus 700
  Shina 300
  Pashto, Central 200
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Southern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Southern

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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