Manihar 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

The Manihar have a name derived from two Sanskrit words, mana and kara. Mana meaning 'precious stone' and kara meaning 'maker '. Therefore the Manihar have been known for their occupation of making and selling glass, lac or ivory bangles for many years. Over half of a million Manihar are spread over Pakistan, north India and Nepal. They can be found in nine different zones of Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The business of making and selling of bangles has long been the livelihood of Manihar communities. Due to the limited availability of elephant tusks for ivory, many bangles and beads now are manufactured in plastics. Today some Manihar take other jobs including tailoring. The literacy rate among the Manihar tends to be low. They speak primary Nepali and use Urdu and Bhojpuri in Nepal and mainly Urdu and Hindi in India. They are Sunni Muslims and tend to share foods with other Muslim families but traditionally do not allow marriage outside their community. Siddiqi can be a common surname.


What Are Their Needs?

In India workers are just beginning to work among the larger populations but in Nepal the work has yet to begin. Pray for individuals with a Muslim background that can begin work among them in this Hindu background nation.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Manihar in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Manihar
People Name in Country Manihar
Pronunciation mahn-ee-HAR
Population this Country 71,000
Population all Countries 735,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chudigar; Churigar; Churihar; Churihara; Churiwala; Gangapati; Ishani; Kachchhani; Kachera; Kanchar; Kanchera; Ladani; Lakhari; Lakhera; Lakheri; Lalchera; Mangnyar; Mangnyar Muslim; Maniar; Pandiyar Manihar; Shekhawati; Shishgar; Sishgar; मनिहार
People ID 17446
ROP3 Code 112851
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 on file 4
Largest States
Sindh
43,000
Punjab
28,000
Islamabad
400
Balochistan
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
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 4
  Sindh 43,000
  Punjab 28,000
  Islamabad 400
  Balochistan 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (25,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Urdu
16,000
Saraiki
15,000
Punjabi, Western
14,000
Dhatki
1,000
Marwari
1,000
Kacchi
500
Bagri
400
Hindko, Southern
300
Pahari-Potwari
300
Primary Language Sindhi (25,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 16,000
  Saraiki 15,000
  Punjabi, Western 14,000
  Dhatki 1,000
  Marwari 1,000
  Kacchi 500
  Bagri 400
  Hindko, Southern 300
  Pahari-Potwari 300
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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