Gujjar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Gurjara clan appeared in northern India in about the fifth century AD. During the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, many of the Gurjar Hindus converted to Islam. Gujjars are mainly concentrated in the Indo-Gangetic plains, the Himalayan region, and eastern parts of Afghanistan, but some are established in Pakistan. Gujjars have given their names to several places in Pakistan, including Gujranwala, Gujjar Nallah, Gujar Khan, Gojra and Gujrat.


Ministry Obstacles

Centuries of commitment to a religion that denies the deity of Jesus is not quickly overcome.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed for the Gujjar community. Pray also for workers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Gujjar community, but pray for those who will soon be found. Pray the Lord will send them qualified pastors and teachers, and pray that Scripture will be readily available to them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the large Gujjar community in Pakistan, and in other countries, may be strongly drawn to the man Jesus. May the Spirit of Jesus give them a hunger to find out more.


Scripture Prayers for the Gujjar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-29
People Name General Gujjar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Gujjar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation GOO-jur
World Population 3,461,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 49
Alternate Names Bakarwal; Dodhi; Goor; Gujar; Gujri; Manhas; Mannas; गुज्जर
People ID 16879
ROP3 Code 112161
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,492,000
Azad Kashmir
786,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
148,000
Punjab
27,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,492,000
  Azad Kashmir 786,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 148,000
  Punjab 27,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (810,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujari
629,000
Hindko, Southern
191,000
Pashto, Northern
185,000
Urdu
168,000
Shina
121,000
Kashmiri
95,000
Balti
64,000
Gawri
39,000
Shina, Kohistani
36,000
Khowar
36,000
Bateri
31,000
Torwali
25,000
Punjabi, Western
18,000
Pahari-Potwari
17,000
Kohistani, Indus
13,000
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (810,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujari 629,000
  Hindko, Southern 191,000
  Pashto, Northern 185,000
  Urdu 168,000
  Shina 121,000
  Kashmiri 95,000
  Balti 64,000
  Gawri 39,000
  Shina, Kohistani 36,000
  Khowar 36,000
  Bateri 31,000
  Torwali 25,000
  Punjabi, Western 18,000
  Pahari-Potwari 17,000
  Kohistani, Indus 13,000
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2004-2006)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Matt Brandon  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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