Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Dhobi are a large collective community of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. They derive their name from the Sanskrit term dahv which means 'wash '. The Dhobi are traditionally the clothes washers. They are a schedule caste in many of the states of India, where the majority of the Dhobi live. A majority of the nearly several million Muslim Dhobi live in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today more than most South Asian communities the Dhobi have maintained their traditional occupation of washing clothes and running laundry services. In north India and Nepal some Muslim Dhobi are involved in government service jobs and agricultural labour. In Nepal most of the Dhobi are considered a depressed caste, but 'touchable '. The Muslim Dhobi of Nepal mainly speak Nepali and Urdu are more numerous in Saptari district.


What Are Their Needs?

Though some small success has come in ministry to the Hindu Dhobi, the Muslim Dhobi have no known work among them in Nepal. In general, the attitude of the Dhobi to education is quite good and literacy in some locations is higher than other Muslim communities. May the Lord use education as a means to bringing many Muslim Dhobi to faith.


Prayer Points

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-07-26
People Name General Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation DOH-bee
Population this Country 1,235,000
Population all Countries 2,419,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 25
Alternate Names Agasa; Agasaru; Agheria; Awari; Bana; Baretha; Batham; Bhai; Chakala; Chakali; Chandbar; Charhoya; Chauhan-Bhatti; Chawla; Chhimba; Darhi; Dharhiadu; Dharhiannan; Dharhiannari; Dhob; Dhoba; Dhobi; Dhopa; Dhopi; Dhupi; Hawari; Jada; Khurdanai; Madiwal; Madiyal; Madvali; Madwai; Modiyal; Monson; Pak; Parit; Prasad Dhobi; Qasab; Raipal; Rajak; Rajaka; Rajpar; Rajukula; Ram Dhobi; Ramdu; Sakala; SakalaDarhi; Shaheri; Sukladas; Tanwar; Togata; Tsakala; Turaka Chakali; Turka Chakla; Turka Sakala; Vannan; Warathi; Watts; धोबी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17519
ROP3 Code 112937
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 7
Largest States
Punjab
1,026,000
Sindh
126,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
73,000
Islamabad
6,000
Azad Kashmir
4,300
Balochistan
500
Gilgit-Baltistan
70
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 7
  Punjab 1,026,000
  Sindh 126,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 73,000
  Islamabad 6,000
  Azad Kashmir 4,300
  Balochistan 500
  Gilgit-Baltistan 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (480,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Western
473,000
Urdu
103,000
Sindhi
73,000
Hindko, Northern
37,000
Marwari
35,000
Hindko, Southern
28,000
Pahari-Potwari
17,000
Pashto, Northern
11,000
Dhatki
3,200
Bagri
2,400
Kacchi
900
Pashto, Central
900
Koli, Wadiyari
400
Shina, Kohistani
100
Koli, Parkari
100
Primary Language Saraiki (480,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Western 473,000
  Urdu 103,000
  Sindhi 73,000
  Hindko, Northern 37,000
  Marwari 35,000
  Hindko, Southern 28,000
  Pahari-Potwari 17,000
  Pashto, Northern 11,000
  Dhatki 3,200
  Bagri 2,400
  Kacchi 900
  Pashto, Central 900
  Koli, Wadiyari 400
  Shina, Kohistani 100
  Koli, Parkari 100
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
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki
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 Oxlaey - Flickr  Creative Commons 
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