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Chuhra in Pakistan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,268,000 Punjabi, Western Christianity 99.41 % Unknown No   

Chuhra in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Chura live in India and Pakistan. In Himachal Pradesh, in Chamba, they speak Chambiaii and Hindi and write in Perso-Arabic and Devanagari. They are also called Chuhra and Chuhre. They are not vegetarians but the Hindus and Sikhs do not eat beef or buffalo. The Chura remove dead animals and soil and are scavengers. Some of them cultivate. The women work as well as doing the housework. The Chura are known for basket work. They worship ancestors. About half of them read and write. After they have had two children, they often practice family planning.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Chura speak Dogri and Punjabi. They eat wheat and rice for cereals. Some of them have their own businesses. They have a low literacy level so the gospel should be given in oral form also. Most of the Chura Christians among them are Protestants.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Chura Christians will lead the others to salvation
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,268,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (1,149,000)Sindh (85,000)
Islamabad (6,500)Balochistan (2,500)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (2,100)Federally Administered Tribal Areas (60)
Gilgit-Baltistan (20)Azad Kashmir (10)
Total Provinces on file:8
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chuhra
People Name General: Chuhra
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111825
Joshua Project People ID: 16618
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,268,000
Population all Countries: 3,591,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Chuhra
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,067,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (38,000)Saraiki (26,000)
Sindhi (22,000)English (6,300)
Marwari (200)Hindko, Southern (100)
Total Languages: 7
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity99.41 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.59 % 
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)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-1922
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoThe Return
Film / VideoThe Return
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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Chuhra in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    Punjabi     Asia, South    
      Chuhra Pakistan    
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