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Pangwala in India

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21,000 Pangwali Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown No   

Pangwala in India

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Introduction / History
Pangwala people are a Scheduled Tribe (of a tribal background) which brings them low status in Hindu society.

Where are they located?
The Pangwala tribe lives in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India.

What are their lives like?
The Pangwala tribe lives in a very male-dominant culture.

What are their beliefs?
The Pangwala people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

What are their needs?
This tribe needs the chance to get the training they need to enter the 21st century work environment

Prayer Points
Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Pangwala people.
Pray for a movement of Pangwala households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Pangwala people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Pangwala people.


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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:21,000
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (21,000)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pangwala
People Name General: Pangwala
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113306
Joshua Project People ID: 17833
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 21,000
Population all Countries: 21,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Pangwala
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pangwali (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pgg    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhattiyali (1,200)Churahi (900)
Hindi (90)Tinani (30)
Kinnauri (20)Kangri (Unknown)
Stod Bhoti (Unknown)Adi (Unknown)
Kannada (Unknown)Nepali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 11
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism4.20 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.52 % 
Islam0.14 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.05 % 
Unknown0.07 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2018
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pangwali
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
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Pangwala in India

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