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Pherera (Hindu traditions) in India

Pherera (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,600 Dogri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Pherera (Hindu traditions) in India

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Summary
The traditional occupation of the Pherera is the dying of cloth. However, many are now engaged in other vocations, such as tailoring and government service. Bankhandi Devi is their patron deity. Guga, Balak Nath, Kaleshwar Mahadev, Jawalamukhi, Bajarangbali, Narain and Shiva are some of their village and regional deities. Traditionally, the Rajput and Brahmin communities do not eat with the Pherera in their social gatherings, and the Pherera do not eat with the Chamar, Dumna and other such communities. The Muslim Pherera migrated to Pakistan during the Partition of 1947.

Ministry Obstacles
Many of the Pherera live in Himachal Pradesh, the "land of the gods" and a center for Hindu pilgrimages. There is much devotion to idols in this state.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray the Lord will soon send additional workers to take the good news of Jesus to the castes and tribes of northern India. The needs are very great.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is unlikely there any Christians within this small community in northern India. However, Revelation 5:9 indicates there will be Christians one day, and we can begin praying for them.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray this small people group will not be overlooked by evangelists and church planters.

Scripture Focus
"Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen." Psalm 72:18-19

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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:3,600
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (1,800)Punjab (1,300)
Haryana (400)Chandigarh (10)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pherera (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Pherera (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
PharPharaho
PhareraPherera
PhreraPhrere
फेरेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113347
Joshua Project People ID: 17871
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,600
Population all Countries: 3,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Pherera (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
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Language
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Primary Language: Dogri (1,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dgo    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (700)Mandeali (700)
Kangri (700)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism73.42 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small26.58 % 
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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: 1883-1971
New Testament:
1826-2017
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Dogri
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dogri
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
 
 
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