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Lori in Pakistan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
67,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Lori in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Lori people migrated to Pakistan and Iran from either India or Pakistan's Sind Province. They were once carpenters, blacksmiths, musicians, and entertainers. Some were jugglers, palm readers, and fortune-tellers. Others prepared wedding feasts and festivities. Still others sold donkeys before modern ways of transporting goods became available. Some of their women were midwives.

Where are they located?
They live in Iran and Pakistan's Baloch Province. Though they live among the Baloch and speak a Baloch based language, they are not Baloch.

What are their lives like?
There are two Lori groups: One is settled, and the other is nomadic. The nomadic Loris tend livestock, and are always in search of adequate water and grazing land. Some probably still take on the odd jobs mentioned earlier.

What are their beliefs?
The Lori people are 100 percent Muslim. They have a tale that they were cursed to wander forever because their disdain for the Archangel Gabriel was reported to the Prophet Mohammed.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lori people in Pakistan and Iran to have the chance to hear of and respond to the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Pray that they will soon understand that they are blessed if they embrace the One who paid for all sins.
Pray for a church planting movement among the Lori people in Balochistan.


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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:8 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:67,000
Largest Provinces:
Balochistan (65,000)Sindh (80)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lori
People Name General: Lori
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 115600
Joshua Project People ID: 19452
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 67,000
Population all Countries: 67,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Lori
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Balochi, Southern (37,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bcc    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Balochi, Eastern (21,000)Brahui (4,500)
Sindhi (1,500)Pashto, Central (1,400)
Urdu (1,000)Pashto, Southern (800)
Saraiki (700)Jadgali (600)
Total Languages: 9
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: 1992-1994
New Testament:
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Balochi, Southern
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Balochi, Southern
Text / Printed MatterBible: Balochi, Southern
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Lori in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Lori Pakistan    
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            Lori in Pakistan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Balochi, Southern  
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