Zargar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

As late as the 19th century there were reports of highway robbery by the Zargar people, and they had a bad reputation as armed robbers. Their three ancestors probably "migrated" by force to their current homelands in Pakistan and India when three brothers with giftings in goldsmith skills were moved by the Ottoman Empire. The Zargar people are related to the Romani (Gypsy) peoples through language and culture. Their language, Zargari, is a dialect of Romani. Hindu Zargar people live all over northwestern India. A smaller number live in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A search on the Internet turns up snippets such as this: They are a Romani-related ethnic group deriving from Zargar, Iran. They live in Jammu and Kashmir and speak Dogri. Most are Muslim, but a minority are Hindu. That is the extent to which the general reader can obtain data on the Zargar. Though they once had many clans, the Zargar people have since been simplified as a people. Like other peoples, they do not marry between religious communities, so there is no inter-marriage between Muslim and Hindu Zargars.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Zangar people are officially Muslims, but like many Muslims, they depend on other spiritual forces for their daily needs. There are also Hindu Zargar people who worship the Hindu gods.


What Are Their Needs?

The Zargar peoples need to submit to Jesus Christ and accept His ways so they can enjoy abundant life and forgiveness of sin.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Zargar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

Pray for workers to go to the Zargar people. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray there will be a Disciple Making Movement among the Zargar people this decade.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zargari_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Zargar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Zargar (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 7,800
Population all Countries 13,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Zagani; Zangari; Zangiani; ज़रगर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17727
ROP3 Code 113179
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 2
Largest States
Gilgit-Baltistan
6,900
Azad Kashmir
900
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 2
  Gilgit-Baltistan 6,900
  Azad Kashmir 900
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language:  Shina

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1929)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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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 (Representative photo)
Galen Frysinger 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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