Banjara (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 Banjara were traditionally a nomadic community, but today they more commonly are settled and work in agricultural production. They believe that they were originally Hindu and were forcibly converted to Islam. They are non-vegetarians who eat beef. The Muslim Banjara have twelve clans. They maintain cordial relations with neighboring communities and share water sources with them. They belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus is to risk upsetting community harmony, and to risk losing family and friends.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that persons and households of peace will be found among the Banjara who will catalyze movements to Jesus among their own people.


Prayer Focus

There are probably no present followers of Jesus among the Muslim Banjara community, but pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, living as children of light. Pray for materials to help them grow properly, such as recorded or written Scripture, and Gospel films. Pray for the Banjara community to be able to adequately care for their families, and for widows, orphans, and elderly people to have the care and protection needed.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Banjara (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Banjara (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation bahn-JAR-ah
Population this Country 81,000
Population all Countries 248,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Badi; Bhanjara; Bhanjra; Bhojru; Brinjari; Chhakda; Chhakda Banjara; Dhali; Guwaria; Laban; Lambada; Lambana; Lambani; Paracha; Sirkiband; Wanjara; बंजारा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17482
ROP3 Code 112893
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 5
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
39,000
Punjab
22,000
Sindh
20,000
Islamabad
70
Balochistan
50
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 5
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 39,000
  Punjab 22,000
  Sindh 20,000
  Islamabad 70
  Balochistan 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (22,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
18,000
Pashto, Northern
14,000
Sindhi
13,000
Hindko, Southern
11,000
Hindko, Northern
7,800
Punjabi, Western
7,800
Marwari
2,500
Pashto, Central
1,800
Dhatki
500
Balochi, Eastern
30
Primary Language Urdu (22,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 18,000
  Pashto, Northern 14,000
  Sindhi 13,000
  Hindko, Southern 11,000
  Hindko, Northern 7,800
  Punjabi, Western 7,800
  Marwari 2,500
  Pashto, Central 1,800
  Dhatki 500
  Balochi, Eastern 30
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
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 Kingdom Rain 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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