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Kalwar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Kalwar (Muslim traditions)

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7,500 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kalwar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Kalwar or Kalal (in India) are said to derive their name from the Sanskrit word for 'distiller of alcohol' or kalyapala. This community is known as the Muslim distillers and sellers of liquor. Based on this tradition the Kalwar have a relatively low social status. Several million Kalwar are Hindus in India but only a small portion are Muslims. In Nepal there is also a small community of Muslims.

What are their lives like?
Though traditionally distillers and liquor sellers, the Kalwar are involved today in a variety of trading and selling as well as in labour and some in agriculture. Their position in society in Nepal is one of a more depressed or unclean caste but they are 'touchable'. They speak Nepali, Bhojpuri and Urdu and tend to be favourable to formal education in some areas of India. They are Sunni Muslim and follow the traditional rites of birth (aqiqa), marriage (mangn, manja, nikah, sindoordan ) and dead. Married women wear the nose-stud (nakchhabi). They have traditional shared food with other Muslims but have not with Hindu groups.

What are their needs?
Some success in sharing Christ has borne fruit among the Hindu Kalwar but no known work has even begun among the Muslim community. Pray that workers might be found and that other believing Kalwar could bridge the gap into the Muslim community.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,500
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (7,400)
Total Provinces on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kalwar (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Kalwar (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KalarKalari
KaleriKonwar
Sehareकलवार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113007
Joshua Project People ID: 17580
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,500
Population all Countries: 57,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Urdu Muslim
People Name General: Kalwar (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
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Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi (2,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (2,700)Saraiki (1,200)
Koli, Wadiyara (50)Punjabi, Western (50)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
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 (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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