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Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
35,000 Sindhi Hinduism 3.25 % Unknown   

Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
The Vagri (a Scheduled Caste in India) are said to have derived their name from the Sanskrit wagura, meaning a net; and Vagri are said to have gotten this name because many Vagri were professional hunters. Vagris are further divided into five main sub-castes. During the Colonial period, Vagri were listed under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871, as being a tribe "addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences." They suffered greatly as a result of this decision, and are still suffering the consequences. In Pakistan, they are landless and have been subject to discrimination at the hands of the locally powerful Sodha Rajput community. Like those in India, the Pakistan Vagri are Hindu.

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of workers is an obstacle to the advance of the Gospel in all nations of the world, but especially so in South Asia.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray the Vaghri will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray that many, many people will download or listen to these materials and that the Lord will give them understanding.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no Christians among the Vaghri, according to the census of Pakistan and India. There may be a few secret believers, and they need prayer.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for improved employment opportunities for the Vaghri community, and for rapidly rising literacy rates, especially among the youth.

Scripture Focus
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

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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:35,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (35,000)Punjab (70)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BagriBaori
BellaBetigar
DatiaMalia
MurliSalar
SalatVagher
VagriVavania
VeduWadvi
WagherWaghri
ROP3 Code: 110482
Joshua Project People ID: 18290
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 35,000
Population all Countries: 597,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi (28,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (11,000)Vaghri (2,900)
Kacchi (800)Saraiki (400)
Marwari (200)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.25 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.75 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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: 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 / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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