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Lohana in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
598,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Lohana in India

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One of the dominant communities of Gujarat, the Lohana migrated from Lohargaadh (now in Pakistan) a few centuries ago. They are Hindu and worship gods like Shankar and Srinath in addition to their family and clan deities. They engage Brahmin priests to conduct their ritual and religious functions. The community council looks after their welfare; it provides financial assistance to the poor and to deserving students for promoting education.

Ministry Obstacles
The Lohana community has had almost no opportunity to hear of Jesus. There is much that must be communicated to them.

Outreach Ideas
Indian Christians can overcome caste boundaries and carry the good news of Jesus to the Lohana community. Pray the Lord will give this vision and opportunity to several workers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Lohana today, but pray for those that will soon come to faith. Pray they will be sent teachers to help them, as well as resources such as Gospel films and recordings. Pray they will be zealous to follow Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Lohana community to continue to make education a priority for their youth. Pray the entire community may maintain an adequate standard of living, and that the widow and orphan may be cared for.

Scripture Focus
"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest." John 4:35

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:598,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (468,000)Rajasthan (68,000)
Maharashtra (30,000)Madhya Pradesh (16,000)
Delhi (11,000)Tamil Nadu (1,200)
Daman and Diu (900)Karnataka (600)
Telangana (500)Chhattisgarh (400)
Total States on file:18
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lohana
People Name General: Lohana
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112775
Joshua Project People ID: 17380
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 598,000
Population all Countries: 598,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Lohana
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (350,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (126,000)Hindi (53,000)
Kacchi (27,000)Marwari (15,000)
Dhundari (11,000)Mewari (5,900)
Marathi (2,800)Shekhawati (1,900)
Konkani (1,700)Malvi (700)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 19
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.31 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.69 % 
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Lohana in India

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People Cluster
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      Lohana India    
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