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Banjara (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Banjara (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
98,000 Saraiki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Banjara (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Banjara were traditionally a nomadic community, but today they more commonly are settled and work in agricultural production. They believe that they were originally Hindu and were forcibly converted to Islam. The Muslim Banjara have twelve clans. They live in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
They are non-vegetarians who eat beef. They maintain cordial relations with neighboring communities and share water sources with them.

What are their beliefs?
They belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. To follow Jesus is to risk upsetting community harmony, and to risk losing family and friends.

What are their needs?
The Muslim Banjara people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.

Prayer Points
Pray for spiritual hunger that will draw the Muslim Banjara to Jesus Christ. Pray for materials to help them grow properly, such as recorded or written Scripture, and gospel films. Pray that persons and households of peace will be found among the Banjara who will catalyze movements to Jesus among their own people. Pray for the Banjara community to be able to adequately care for their families, and for widows, orphans, and elderly people to have the care and protection needed.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:98,000
Largest Provinces:
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (46,000)Punjab (26,000)
Sindh (23,000)Islamabad (80)
Balochistan (70)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Banjara (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Banjara (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BadiBhanjara
BhanjraBhojru
BrinjariChhakda
Chhakda BanjaraDhali
GuwariaLaban
LambadaLambana
LambaniParacha
SirkibandWanjara
ROP3 Code: 112893
Joshua Project People ID: 17482
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 98,000
Population all Countries: 295,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Banjara
People Name General: Banjara (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Saraiki (22,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): skr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (14,000)Pashto, Northern (14,000)
Sindhi (13,000)Hindko, Northern (12,000)
Punjabi, Western (11,000)Hindko, Southern (7,500)
Marwari (2,500)Pashto, Central (1,800)
Dhatki (500)Pahari-Potwari (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
   
 
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: 1888-2009
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Saraiki
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Saraiki
 
 
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