Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu 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 Vagri (a Scheduled Caste in India) are said to have derived their name from the Sanskrit wagura, meaning a net; and Vagri are said to have gotten this name because many Vagri were professional hunters. Vagris are further divided into five main sub-castes. During the Colonial period, Vagri were listed under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871, as being a tribe "addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences." They suffered greatly as a result of this decision, and are still suffering the consequences. In Pakistan, they are landless and have been subject to discrimination at the hands of the locally powerful Sodha Rajput community. Like those in India, the Pakistan Vagri are Hindu.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of workers is an obstacle to the advance of the Gospel in all nations of the world, but especially so in South Asia.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the Vaghri will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray that many, many people will download or listen to these materials and that the Lord will give them understanding.


Prayer Focus

There are no Christians among the Vaghri, according to the census of Pakistan and India. There may be a few secret believers, and they need prayer. Please pray for improved employment opportunities for the Vaghri community, and for rapidly rising literacy rates, especially among the youth.


Scripture Prayers for the Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-28
People Name General Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 40,000
Population all Countries 699,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bagri; Baori; Bella; Betigar; Datia; Malia; Murli; Salar; Salat; Vagher; Vagri; Vavania; Vedu; Wadvi; Wagher; Waghri; Waghya; Wagri; Wather; वाघरि (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स))
People ID 18290
ROP3 Code 119336
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 2
Largest States
Sindh
40,000
Punjab
80
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 2
  Sindh 40,000
  Punjab 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (27,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
11,000
Vaghri
2,700
Kacchi
800
Saraiki
400
Marwari
200
Primary Language Sindhi (27,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 11,000
  Vaghri 2,700
  Kacchi 800
  Saraiki 400
  Marwari 200
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: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.34 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.66 %
Islam
0.00 %
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)
Bernard Gagnon - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
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