Kutana in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

As Hindus, the Kutana people are a vulnerable religious minority in Muslim Pakistan. They are among the poor, low-status Hindus who did not escape Pakistan during the 1947 partition. They are especially vulnerable since they have low status even among Hindus.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kutana people are landless. They work in transportation, business, and laboring. Some are local politicians. Many of them mill rice, and their prized possession is a portable rice miller. They are much more likely to educate their boys than their girls. They have an association and council to look after them.
The majority live in India, but there is a small number of Kutana people in Pakistan. Those in Pakistan speak Saraiki rather than Hindi.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kutana people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, the Kutana people needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Since there are few believers among them anywhere in South Asia, pray for the Lord to intervene through dreams and visions.
Pray for the Lord to provide physical and spiritual prosperity for the Kutana community, and that they will respond with thankfulness to him.
Pray that God will provide them with true hope, salvation, and joy in life.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kutana families into a rich experience of God's blessing.


Scripture Prayers for the Kutana in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kutana
People Name in Country Kutana
Pronunciation koo-TAH-nah
Population this Country 3,700
Population all Countries 623,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names कूटना
People ID 17345
ROP3 Code 112728
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Punjab 3,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (3,200 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Marwari
600
Primary Language Saraiki (3,200 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 600
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1888-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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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