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Gakkhar in Pakistan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
63,000 Hindko, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Gakkhar in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
At one time there were Hindu members of the Gakkhar clan, but now they are all Muslim. They were noted for their ability to build forts and fortified cities. The Rawat Fort was the result of their efforts.

Where are they located?
The Gakkhar clan lives in the northern part of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

What are their lives like?
For many years the Gakkhar people have struggled for control of the Salt Range, a place with large deposits of rock salt and a smaller amount of coal. They have always been considered by their neighbors to be warlike and fierce. They speak Southern Hindko, one of the main languages of northern Pakistan.

What are their beliefs?
The Gakkhar people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim. However, like other Muslim people groups in South Asia, their faith in Allah is compromised by additional beliefs in spirit beings and superstitions.

What are their needs?
The Gakkhar people need to seek and find the sinless Savior who alone can provide them the way to have peace with God.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Gakkhar people.
Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Gakkhar families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
Pray for God's blessing on Gakkhar leaders, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's blessing.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Gakkhar people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.


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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:63,000
Largest Provinces:
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (57,000)Punjab (3,500)
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People Name in Country: Gakkhar
People Name General: Gakkhar
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 115573
Joshua Project People ID: 19445
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 63,000
Population all Countries: 63,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Gakkhar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindko, Northern (46,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hno    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (3,900)Pashto, Northern (3,600)
Pahari-Potwari (3,500)Urdu (1,500)
Hindko, Southern (1,400)Shina (1,100)
Shina, Kohistani (800)Punjabi, Western (400)
Marwari (300)Kohistani, Indus (200)
Total Languages: 11
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: 1929-2019
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
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Gakkhar in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Gakkhar Pakistan    
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      Islam     Hindko, Northern  
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