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Dangarik in Pakistan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
24,000 Palula Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Dangarik in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Dangariks are a Pashtun people.

Where are they located?
The Dangarik people live in the southern Chitral section of Pakistan's northwestern province called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

What are their lives like?
The Dangariks are livestock herders. They also raise chickens. They do not have regular access to clean water or electricity. Their lives are simple, and most likely they do not have a long life expectancy. Most likely they have to deal with armed gunmen and danger throughout their lives.

What are their beliefs?
The Dangarik people were converted to Islam from Hinduism long ago. However, like most Islamic tribal people in South Asia, their form of Islam is not orthodox. They might pray five times a day facing Mecca, but they don't always put their faith in Allah, the Supreme God in Islam. Instead, there are many superstitions and spirit beings that they rely on for their daily needs. As Pashtuns, they have their own code of honor that supersedes their adherence to Islam.

What are their needs?
They need adequate water for their herds. These are people who live without adequate education, medical care or clean water. But most of all, they need a Savior who will provide them with abundant life.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Dangarik people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Dangarik families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Dangarik families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Dangarik family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


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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:24,000
Largest Provinces:
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (23,000)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dangarik
People Name General: Dangarik
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 115618
Joshua Project People ID: 19480
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 24,000
Population all Countries: 24,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Dangarik
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Palula (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): phl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Khowar (2,700)Kati (2,400)
Kalasha (1,600)Hindko, Southern (900)
Saraiki (700)Kamviri (600)
Urdu (500)Pashto, Northern (400)
Hindko, Northern (100)Pashto, Central (50)
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Dangarik in Pakistan

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      Dangarik Pakistan    
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