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Lohara in Bangladesh



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18,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 % Unknown No   

Lohara in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Lohara of India are a respected tribe who are prominent in the state of West Bengal. They are similar in culture and tradition to the other tribes who live near them. They take part in festivals, dancing, music and rituals and are good at art work.

As well as being in West Bengal, some of the Lohara live in parts of the regions in the state of Jharkhand like Singhbhum, Hazaribag, Palamu, Ranchi and Santhal Pargana. They are skilled in the craft of making iron.

The Lohara are involved in several types of work in which they earn a living. Some are shepherds, many breed cattle. Others weave baskets. They make first class iron products. They have special tools for carving. Some of them cultivate. The houses they live in are very artistic in design.

They sing and dance too. The men and women of the Lohara dance wearing their regular traditional clothes and sing along at the same time. They do their art work from handloom weaving tools. They do wall paintings too which are put on show at festival times. They speak in the same language as other tribes in their region and their clothing is similar to the other local tribes also.

What are their beliefs?
The Lohara have many festivals. Some are performed at home and others are performed in the community. In the festivals they worship folk gods. They worship them to please them and to be blessed. (They need to discover that blessings come through Jesus Christ). They have many social ceremonies and rituals. The rituals are mainly to do with nature conservation and booties to help them earn a living.

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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:18,000
Largest Provinces:
Sylhet (18,000)
Total Provinces on file:1
   
 
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People Name in Country: Lohara
People Name General: Lohara
Alternate People Names:
LohraLuhara
Luhuraलोहरा
ROP3 Code: 112776
Joshua Project People ID: 17381
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 283,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Lohara
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
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Language
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Primary Language: Sylheti (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): syl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (2,600)Bishnupuriya (200)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.95 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.42 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown1.63 % 
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: 1993
New Testament:
2014
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sylheti
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sylheti
 
 
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