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Lohar (Sikh traditions) in India

Lohar (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
79,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Lohar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Lohar live in several states with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar having the largest numbers of them. They speak the languages of the states they live in and Hindi too. Hinduism is their religion though there are Muslims and Sikhs among them also. Some worship ancestors.

The Lohar work in ironwork and as blacksmiths. They repair agricultural tools. They are having to compete with factories and this is difficult for them. They have a council to look after them in most states. Modern and traditional medicines and family planning are used by them.

Marriages are arranged for them. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

The Lohar have difficulties with self-esteem. Their education level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They are in need of help with health matters.

Prayer Points
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that they find that Jesus Christ loves them regardless of their status.
Pray that their work, education and health needs are met with success.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:79,000
Largest States:
Punjab (70,000)Haryana (2,100)
Chandigarh (1,800)Himachal Pradesh (1,600)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,400)Delhi (800)
Uttar Pradesh (700)Rajasthan (200)
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People Name in Country: Lohar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Lohar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Raj MistriRamgarhia
Sri PanchalThawai
Viswakarmaलोहार (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113636
Joshua Project People ID: 18129
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 79,000
Population all Countries: 79,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - other
People Name General: Lohar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (56,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (9,100)Bagri (500)
Kangri (300)Dogri (300)
Haryanvi (200)Mandeali (200)
Pahari, Mahasu (100)Pahari, Kullu (60)
Bilaspuri (50)Chambeali (20)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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