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Chamar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Chamar (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
220,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Chamar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
It seems that every class of people has been despised and discriminated against at some time, and the Chamar Muslims are no exception, even in Muslim Pakistan. Their name derives from Chamakara, meaning "a worker in leather."

Where are they located?
Chamars live mostly in north India. In Pakistan, Muslim Chamars are most likely to be found near the city of Lahore.

What are their lives like?
Muslim Chamar women are known for their beauty. Many of them work as midwives. Chamars seek marriage partners from outside their own clan, but within their own community. Adult marriage is the norm among Muslim Chamars. They do not have child brides.

In South Asia people say the Chamars, be they Hindu or Muslim, are criminally minded and unintelligent. Their work is considered degrading, and it involves dealing with foul stenches and dead animals. This is not the kind of work people would choose, but the caste system keeps them there, even in Muslim Pakistan.

What are their beliefs?
Though most Chamars are Hindus, there is a Sunni Muslim minority among them. Because of the caste system's negative influence in that entire region, even Muslims are affected by it.

What are their needs?
Chamars, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to know that the God who created them has a purpose for them. They need to be freed to seek their worth in God rather than be limited by what people think about them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the church will begin reaching out to the Chamar Muslims in Pakistan.
* Pray that the Chamar Muslims themselves will not be "biased" against the claims of Christ, but will thoughtfully consider what he said in his word.
* Pray for a disciple making movement within Chamar communities in Pakistan.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17499/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17499/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16561/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamar
https://tribune.com.pk/story/357765/pakistans-caste-system-the-untouchables-struggle/
http://www.countercurrents.org/ckumar240312.htm
https://defence.pk/threads/the-chamar-regiment.287029/

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:220,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (161,000)Punjab (40,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (19,000)Gilgit-Baltistan (200)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (100)Balochistan (70)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chamar (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Chamar (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AryaBhambi
BhambroChambhar
ChammaChaudhari
JatavJatia
MehtarMochi
RaidasRamdasi
RamdasiaRavidas
चामर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112915
Joshua Project People ID: 17499
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 220,000
Population all Countries: 237,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General: Chamar (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (69,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (52,000)Punjabi, Western (47,000)
Saraiki (25,000)Goaria (4,900)
Hindko, Northern (2,100)Bagri (1,900)
Koli, Wadiyara (1,400)Hindko, Southern (1,100)
Kacchi (1,100)Marwari (700)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 13
   
 
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament - Easy to Read (FCB ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoA Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Ind ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
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: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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