Tanaoli in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  8/21/2021

Tanaoli in Pakistan

pronounced: tuh-NOH-lee

The Tanaoli are one of the several mountain ethnic groups living along the lines of communication that connect Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, China, and India. These groups have an unusual and ancient culture, and live in beautiful surroundings. Their social structures emphasize the strength of blood ties. Their communal life is ruled by fairly strict rules of honor and arbitration by authorities. The Tanaoli live in the central pre-Himalayan mountains to the north of the Punjab.

Ministry Obstacles

The Tanaoli live in an area that is difficult to enter, because of the terrain and because of the political and religious situation.

Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed for the Tanaoli, to prepare them to understand and believe the good news of Christ when it comes to them.

Scripture Focus

Instead, I (God) want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living. Amos 5:24

Scripture Prayer

Pray that God’s justice and righteousness prevail in the society of this people group.

Prayer Focus

There are probably no followers of Jesus among the Tanaoli today, but pray for the ones that the Lord will soon draw to himself. Pray they will have Scripture available, as well as other study materials. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed. Pray for peace and stable conditions for the Tanaoli people, and for the ability to care adequately for their families.



People Name Tanaoli
Pronunciation:tuh-NOH-lee
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 731,000
World Population 731,000
Language Hindko, Northern
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image