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Vaghri (Muslim traditions) in India

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26,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Vaghri (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Their name Vaghri comes either from the Sanskrit word for "net" or for a word for "tiger-like." The Vaghri were originally forest hunters. During the British colonial period they were labeled as a caste of petty thieves. This idea has continued to hurt the Vaghri people in their desire to escape poverty. They are classified are a backward scheduled caste, which means they have low status. Others believe they have a Rajput background which would give them higher status.
The Muslim Vaghri live in India's Gujarat state. Others live in Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
Besides being hunters, the Vaghri worked as traders, hawkers, animal breeders, and stonemasons. Most Vaghri people are landless. They try to grow vegetables on the small plots of land they possess.

What are their beliefs?
Most Vaghri people are Hindu, but there are Muslims among them. Many of the Muslim peoples of South Asia converted from Hinduism during the days of the powerful Moghul Empire, but they retained elements of Hinduism in their Islamic belief system.

What are their needs?
The Vaghri people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need the abundant life that comes from a relationship with Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray the Lord will open the hearts of the Vaghri people to desire God's blessings through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to both the Hindu and the Muslim Vaghri communities in Pakistan and India.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seek and find the Lord.
Pray for a church planting movement among the Muslim Vaghri community in Pakistan.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:26,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (26,000)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (20)
Daman and Diu (20)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vaghri (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Vaghri (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
वाघरि (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113172
Joshua Project People ID: 17722
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 26,000
Population all Countries: 35,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Vaghri (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (20,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (800)Kacchi (600)
Hindi (100)
Total Languages: 4
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
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralZume Resources
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Vaghri (Muslim traditions) in India

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