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Lohar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Lohar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
189,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Lohar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Summary
The term Lohar is derived from the Sanskrit word lauha-kara, meaning an ironworker. They have traditionally been a nomadic group, traveling and living in carts. They have at least two endogamous (marry within) subgroups, Gadiwala and Padawala. Each of these subgroups has a number of clans. The Lohar attribute their origins to the god Vishwakarma, who gave them their blacksmithing skills and whom they worship. Their chief deity is Kalkamata, and they also worship Sitalamata and Ram Dev as regional deities. Sacred specialists are engaged from the Brahmin community. They tend to be fervent Hindus.

Ministry Obstacles
This large people group is spread throughout most all of South Asia, is somewhat nomadic, and speaks several languages. Many Christian workers and many initiatives will be required to communicate the message of Christ adequately to these people.

Outreach Ideas
The Lord can raise up the resources needed to reach the Lohar, and we need to pray he will do that. The task is too large for men alone.

Pray for the followers of Christ
This people group lives throughout South Asia, and only in Nepal have a few Lohar identified themselves as Christians. Please pray for these Lohar Christians to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer, sharing with God's people who are in need, and practicing hospitality.

Pray for the entire people group
A nomadic group such as the Lohar find it very difficult to properly educate their children, and often have little access to medical care. Please pray these problems can somehow be remedied.

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:189,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (64,000)Rajshahi (34,000)
Khulna (28,000)Chittagong (24,000)
Rangpur (22,000)Barisal (17,000)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lohar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Lohar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AhangarBarhi
BattarhaDodai
DodoKamar
KammaraKhar
LohandiaLohar
LohariaLohura
LonarLuhar
LuharaLuharani
ROP3 Code: 112774
Joshua Project People ID: 17379
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 189,000
Population all Countries: 9,779,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Lohar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: AUG06b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (162,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (6,800)Sylheti (300)
Tippera (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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)
   
 
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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