The word Panar means weaver. The Panars live in Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat, a state in western India. They speak Gujarati, Urdu, and Hindi.
Panar people are endogamous (they prefer to marry within the group) and they prefer marriage between cousins. They are weavers by tradition and some work in that occupation now. They have been involved in cotton thread making. Many are day laborers as their traditional work becomes less needed. They do not own their land. The Panar have a caste association that settles disputes and looks after them.
This is a Sunni Muslim community. They believe that Islam offers all of life’s answers, and obedience to Allah is what the Almighty requires of all of us.
The Panar people need to understand they need a perfect, sin-free savior, and that only Jesus Christ can fulfill that role. Bible resources exist in their spoken languages, yet they are not available to them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Panar in India.
* Pray that the leaders of the caste associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire people group in that direction. * Pray that they will have a spiritual hunger for true righteousness and truth. * Pray for intercessors and workers. • Pray for a disciple making movement among the Panar community this decade.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gujarati (1,600 speakers)|
|Language Code||guj Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gujarati|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|