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Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Dhobi (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,163,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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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.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-30
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:4 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,163,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (963,000)Sindh (115,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (76,000)Azad Kashmir (3,800)
Islamabad (2,900)Federally Administered Tribal Areas (500)
Balochistan (300)Gilgit-Baltistan (60)
Total Provinces on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AgasaAgasaru
AgheriaAwari
BanaBaretha
BathamBhai
ChakalaChakali
ChandbarCharhoya
Chauhan-BhattiChawla
ChhimbaDarhi
ROP3 Code: 112937
Joshua Project People ID: 17519
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,163,000
Population all Countries: 2,147,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (779,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (113,000)Saraiki (111,000)
Sindhi (42,000)Hindko, Northern (24,000)
Hindko, Southern (8,800)Marwari (5,300)
Bagri (4,500)Shina, Kohistani (1,600)
Kacchi (1,500)Koli, Wadiyara (900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-1922
New Testament:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsPunjabi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoHouse of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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