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Tarkhan (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,866,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Tarkhan (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
Traditionally they were given the status of low-caste artisans such as carpenters. Eventually they made their mark on Pakistani society as soldiers.

Where are they located?
The Tarkhan people live in the northeastern part of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

What are their lives like?
They speak Punjabi, the language of Punjab Province. Some Tarkhans have managed to rise to the top in all they do, whether they are landowning farmers, scientists, engineers, or doctors. They are involved in all kinds of trades in Pakistan.

What are their beliefs?
In Pakistan all of them follow Sunni Islam. Few can read the Koran, but their understanding of the teachings of Islam come from their local religious leaders.

What are their needs?
The Tarkhan people of Pakistan need the opportunity to hear that Jesus Christ is the only one who can forgive sins. They are among the 7,000 unreached people group, almost all of whom live and die without having the chance to find that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

Prayer Points
* Pray for rising literacy rates within the Tarkhan community, and for the necessary skills to make them more employable in the modern world.
* Pray for the Tarkhan people to be given the blessings of spiritual hunger and discernment that will lead them to seek and find Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to go to them and remain until there are believers who can disciple their entire people group.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2015/10/15
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/Tarkhan-People-of-Pakistan/
https://www.slideshare.net/uzmabb12045/caste-system-in-pakistan
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18259/IN

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-15
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,866,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (2,385,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (286,000)
Sindh (102,000)Azad Kashmir (52,000)
Islamabad (32,000)Gilgit-Baltistan (6,300)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (2,100)Balochistan (500)
Total Provinces on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BarhiChattarsaz
DarkhanDhaman
DharkanKarigar
RanghadiaTarkihar
तर्खान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113141
Joshua Project People ID: 17695
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,866,000
Population all Countries: 2,882,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (2,184,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (200,000)Saraiki (140,000)
Hindko, Northern (62,000)Hindko, Southern (47,000)
Sindhi (27,000)Shina, Kohistani (4,400)
Shina (2,900)Marwari (2,200)
Bagri (1,800)Kashmiri (900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-1922
New Testament:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: 1959
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoHouse of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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