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Lakhera in India


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

Lakhera in India

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The Lakhera are said to originate from lord Shiva, who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc.) for his wife, Parvati. The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale. However, at present they are engaged in many other vocations as well. Some of the people worship lord Shiva, while others worship lord Vishnu. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is the most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except the Churha, Chamar, Balmiki and Dhanak, which they consider below themselves in social rank.

Ministry Obstacles
There has been strong resistance to the Gospel in some areas of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the states where most Lakhera reside.

Outreach Ideas
There are followers of Jesus within other people groups not terribly distant from the Lakhera people. Pray that some will be given a desire to tell the Lakhera community about the savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for the resources they will need, and for a welcome from the Lakhera.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Jesus among the Lakhera, although there is the possibility of a few secret believers. Pray for any secret believers, that they will be nurtured and protected by the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be able to fellowship together.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Lord will send workers to the Lakhera who will be able to tell them accurately of the creator God and his son, Jesus the Messiah. Pray they will be given understanding and faith to believe.

Scripture Focus
But I will declare it forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:189,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (63,000)Uttar Pradesh (41,000)
Haryana (35,000)Delhi (30,000)
Bihar (7,600)Rajasthan (4,000)
Punjab (3,600)Gujarat (2,100)
Maharashtra (1,200)Himachal Pradesh (500)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lakhera
People Name General: Lakhera
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112850
Joshua Project People ID: 17445
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 189,000
Population all Countries: 189,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Lakhera
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (153,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (10,000)Haryanvi (5,500)
Punjabi, Eastern (5,200)Marwari (4,400)
Bundeli (3,500)Gujarati (1,800)
Malvi (1,600)Mewari (700)
Bagri (600)Dhundari (600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 24
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.86 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.14 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Lakhera in India

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    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Lakhera India    
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