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Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Vaghri (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,700 Vaghri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available Not available   

Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
The Vagri (a Scheduled Caste in India) are said to have derived their name from the Sanskrit wagura, meaning a net; and Vagri are said to have gotten this name because many Vagri were professional hunters. Vagris are further divided into five main sub-castes. During the Colonial period, Vagri were listed under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871, as being a tribe "addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences." They suffered greatly as a result of this decision, and are still suffering the consequences. In Pakistan, they are landless and have been subject to discrimination at the hands of the locally powerful Sodha Rajput community. Like those in India, the Pakistan Vagri are Hindu.

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of workers is an obstacle to the advance of the Gospel in all nations of the world, but especially so in South Asia.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray the Vaghri will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray that many, many people will download or listen to these materials and that the Lord will give them understanding.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no Christians among the Vaghri, according to the census of Pakistan and India. There may be a few secret believers, and they need prayer.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for improved employment opportunities for the Vaghri community, and for rapidly rising literacy rates, especially among the youth.

Scripture Focus
"He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save." Psalm 72:13

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-28
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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:6,700
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (6,700)Punjab (30)
Total Provinces on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BagriBaori
BellaBetigar
DatiaMalia
MurliSalar
SalatVagher
VagriVavania
VeduWadvi
WagherWaghri
ROP3 Code: 110482
Joshua Project People ID: 18290
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,700
Population all Countries: 574,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25p
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Language
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Primary Language: Vaghri (4,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vgr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (1,500)Koli, Kachi (300)
Kacchi (100)Saraiki (100)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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