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Khoja in Pakistan

Khoja

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
857,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Khoja in Pakistan

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Summary
The Khoja are a Muslim community which still retains some Hindu practices. They maintain intercommunity linkages with all the communities, both of the Islamic faith and of the non-Islamic faith. They accept and exchange food and water with other communities. The majority are engaged in trade. Only sons inherit ancestral property and the eldest son inherits the father's authority. First cousins are preferred as spouses. They arrange marriages through negotiation and marry within subgroups. Disposal of the dead is by burial. They attend the mosques of both the Shias and the Sunnis.

Ministry Obstacles
The Khoja community speaks a number of languages in Pakistan. Each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the Khoja will learn they can download scripture, the Jesus film and Gospel recordings from the Internet. Especially pray the younger people will become interested in these downloads, and will read and listen to them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There probably are no followers of Jesus today among the Khoja of Pakistan. However, please pray the Lord will prepare and send teachers and pastors at the proper time to those who will soon come to saving faith in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Khoja community will increasingly desire to know the love of God, and will learn that a relationship with a loving God is possible because of the sacrifice of God's Son, Jesus. Pray they will become convinced that Jesus is indeed deity, and that he died for them.

Scripture Focus
"For behold, darkness will cover the earth, And deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you, And His glory will appear upon you. And nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising." Isaiah 60:2-3

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-11-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-20
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:4 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:857,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (715,000)Sindh (93,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (31,000)Azad Kashmir (7,900)
Islamabad (5,000)Balochistan (2,400)
Gilgit-Baltistan (2,100)Federally Administered Tribal Areas (200)
Total Provinces on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khoja
People Name General: Khoja
Alternate People Names:
Firkai-JafariaFirkai-Jataria
ImamiImami Ismaili Shi
IsmailiKhoja Shia Asna Asari
KhojahKhojura
KhwajoNizari
NizariansShi'a
Shia IsmailiShias Isna Asari
खोजा
ROP3 Code: 112531
Joshua Project People ID: 17177
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 857,000
Population all Countries: 1,269,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Khoja
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (633,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (60,000)Urdu (52,000)
Saraiki (39,000)Kacchi (12,000)
Hindko, Northern (4,000)Hindko, Southern (1,400)
Marwari (900)Punjabi, Eastern (300)
Shina, Kohistani (300)Jadgali (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
   
 
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-ReligiousUnknown 
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: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsPunjabi Bible stories
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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Khoja in Pakistan

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