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Kanera in Pakistan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
56,000 Saraiki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Kanera in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Kanera people have traditionally been fishermen.

What are their lives like?
They fish for a living, and they can ironically benefit from destructive floods that bring more fish.

What are their beliefs?
The Kanera people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.

What are their needs?
The Kanera people need good schools and hospitals so their educational and medical needs are met.

Prayer Points
Pray for workers to go to the Kanera people of Pakistan. Pray for spiritual openness and a desire to find God’s truth. Pray for a family-based Disciple Making Movement among the Kanera people.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-07
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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:56,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (42,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (14,000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kanera
People Name General: Kanera
Alternate People Names:
कानेरा
ROP3 Code: 112586
Joshua Project People ID: 17220
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 56,000
Population all Countries: 56,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Kanera
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Saraiki
Language Code (ISO): skr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindko, Southern (Unknown)Punjabi, Western (Unknown)
Urdu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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-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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1898-2009
New Testament: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Saraiki
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Kanera in Pakistan

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