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Gujjar in Pakistan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,278,000 Hindko, Northern Islam 0.00 % Unknown Not available   

Gujjar in Pakistan

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The Gurjara clan appeared in northern India in about the fifth century AD. During the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, many of the Gurjar Hindus converted to Islam. Gujjars are mainly concentrated in the Indo-Gangetic plains, the Himalayan region, and eastern parts of Afghanistan, but some are established in Pakistan. Gujjars have given their names to several places in Pakistan, including Gujranwala, Gujjar Nallah, Gujar Khan, Gojra and Gujrat.

Ministry Obstacles
Centuries of commitment to a religion that denies the deity of Jesus is not quickly overcome.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed for the Gujjar community. Pray also for workers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Gujjar community, but pray for those who will soon be found. Pray the Lord will send them qualified pastors and teachers, and pray that Scripture will be readily available to them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the large Gujjar community in Pakistan, and in other countries, may be strongly drawn to the man Jesus. May the Spirit of Jesus give them a hunger to find out more.

Scripture Focus
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-12
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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:2,278,000
Largest Provinces:
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,292,000)Azad Kashmir (860,000)
Gilgit-Baltistan (125,000)Federally Administered Tribal Areas (600)
Punjab (30)
Total Provinces on file:5
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gujjar
People Name General: Gujjar
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112161
Joshua Project People ID: 16879
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,278,000
Population all Countries: 3,351,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajasthan
People Name General: Gujjar
Ethnic Code: CNN25o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindko, Northern (824,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hno    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujari (300,000)Hindko, Southern (200,000)
Urdu (185,000)Pashto, Northern (162,000)
Shina (143,000)Balti (57,000)
Kashmiri (48,000)Kalami (39,000)
Khowar (32,000)Punjabi, Western (29,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 21
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
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
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread 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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
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Gujjar in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    Rajasthan     South Asia    
      Gujjar Pakistan    
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      Religion Language  
      Islam     Hindko, Northern  
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