Lakhera in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Lakhera are said to originate from lord Shiva, who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc.) for his wife, Parvati.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale. However, at present they are engaged in many other vocations as well.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the people worship lord Shiva, while others worship lord Vishnu. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is the most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades.


What Are Their Needs?

There has been strong resistance to the gospel in some areas of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the states where most Lakhera reside. There are followers of Jesus within other people groups not terribly distant from the Lakhera people.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will be given a desire to tell the Lakhera community about the savior, Jesus Christ.
Pray that any secret believers will be nurtured and protected by the Lord's Spirit.
Pray for Christ centered fellowship.
Please pray the Lord will send workers to the Lakhera who will be able to tell them accurately of the creator God and his son, Jesus the Messiah.
Pray they will be given understanding and faith to believe.


Scripture Prayers for the Lakhera in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lakhera
People Name in Country Lakhera
Alternate Names Chhan; Churigar; Churihar; Churihara; Churiwala; Kachera; Kanihar; Lahari; Lakhara; Lakhari; Lakheri; Lakhpati; Lakhwara; Lakshkar; Laktar; Maniar; Maniara; Manihar; Manyar; Paniar; Panihae; Panihar; Shishgar; लखेरा
Population this Country 228,000
Population all Countries 231,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
People ID 17445
ROP3 Code 112850
ROP25 Code 304548
ROP25 Name Lakhera
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh
75,000
Uttar Pradesh
49,000
Haryana
41,000
Delhi
36,000
Bihar
9,100
Rajasthan
4,800
Punjab
4,300
Gujarat
2,400
Maharashtra
1,400
Chhattisgarh
700
Himachal Pradesh
600
Odisha
500
Jharkhand
300
Chandigarh
200
Karnataka
30
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Madhya Pradesh 75,000
  Uttar Pradesh 49,000
  Haryana 41,000
  Delhi 36,000
  Bihar 9,100
  Rajasthan 4,800
  Punjab 4,300
  Gujarat 2,400
  Maharashtra 1,400
  Chhattisgarh 700
  Himachal Pradesh 600
  Odisha 500
  Jharkhand 300
  Chandigarh 200
  Karnataka 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.14 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (153,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
10,000
Haryanvi
5,500
Punjabi, Eastern
5,300
Marwari (India)
4,800
Bundeli
3,500
Gujarati
1,800
Malvi
1,600
Mewari
700
Bagri
600
Dhundari
600
Maithili
500
Bagheli
400
Awadhi
300
Odia
300
Kanauji
200
Primary Language Hindi (153,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 10,000
  Haryanvi 5,500
  Punjabi, Eastern 5,300
  Marwari (India) 4,800
  Bundeli 3,500
  Gujarati 1,800
  Malvi 1,600
  Mewari 700
  Bagri 600
  Dhundari 600
  Maithili 500
  Bagheli 400
  Awadhi 300
  Odia 300
  Kanauji 200
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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