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Lakhera in India

Lakhera

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
190,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Lakhera in India

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Summary
The Lakhera are said to originate from lord Shiva, who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc.) for his wife, Parvati. The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale. However, at present they are engaged in many other vocations as well. Some of the people worship lord Shiva, while others worship lord Vishnu. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is the most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except the Churha, Chamar, Balmiki and Dhanak, which they consider below themselves in social rank.

Ministry Obstacles
There has been strong resistance to the Gospel in some areas of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the states where most Lakhera reside.

Outreach Ideas
There are followers of Jesus within other people groups not terribly distant from the Lakhera people. Pray that some will be given a desire to tell the Lakhera community about the savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for the resources they will need, and for a welcome from the Lakhera.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Jesus among the Lakhera, although there is the possibility of a few secret believers. Pray for any secret believers, that they will be nurtured and protected by the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be able to fellowship together.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Lord will send workers to the Lakhera who will be able to tell them accurately of the creator God and his son, Jesus the Messiah. Pray they will be given understanding and faith to believe.

Scripture Focus
"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:190,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (64,000)Uttar Pradesh (41,000)
Haryana (35,000)Delhi (30,000)
Bihar (7,600)Rajasthan (4,000)
Punjab (3,500)Gujarat (2,100)
Maharashtra (1,200)Himachal Pradesh (500)
Total States on file:17
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lakhera
People Name General: Lakhera
Alternate People Names:
ChhanChurigar
ChuriharChurihara
ChuriwalaKachera
KaniharLahari
LakharaLakhari
LakheriLakhpati
LakhwaraLakshkar
LaktarManiar
ROP3 Code: 112850
Joshua Project People ID: 17445
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 190,000
Population all Countries: 190,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Lakhera
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (152,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (10,000)Haryanvi (5,400)
Punjabi, Eastern (5,100)Marwari (4,100)
Bundeli (3,300)Gujarati (1,800)
Malvi (1,700)Mewari (700)
Bagri (600)Dhundari (600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 24
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.85 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.15 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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