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Megh (Hindu traditions) in India

Megh (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,934,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown   

Megh (Hindu traditions) in India

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Summary
The Megh (or Meghwal) are a Scheduled Caste whose primary occupation is farming. They worship Ram Devji and Bankar Mataji as the chief god and goddess of the community. Nowadays, the caste prejudice against them has died down to a large extent except in some remote areas. They have achieved moderate progress in education and their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 23.3 percent.

Ministry Obstacles
The New Testament, Jesus film, and other tools are available. Workers are needed to take the Gospel message to this community.

Outreach Ideas
The Megh are largely illiterate, so oral means of communication is needed. Stories taken from Scripture, films and recordings of the Gospel may communicate well.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those that will emerge. Pray they will accurately understand the message of the Gospel of Christ, and be able to teach it accurately to others in their community.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for an improvement in living conditions for this low caste community, for educational opportunities for the children, and employment opportunities for the adults.

Scripture Focus
"After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb." Revelation 7:9

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-15
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,934,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (2,126,000)Jammu and Kashmir (339,000)
Gujarat (215,000)Punjab (133,000)
Maharashtra (58,000)Madhya Pradesh (27,000)
Haryana (21,000)Delhi (9,900)
Himachal Pradesh (2,400)Uttar Pradesh (1,700)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Megh (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Arya MeghArya-Megh
BhagatGaneshia
KabirpanthiMeg
MeghMeghbangsi
MeghbansiMeghwal
MihaghMihngh
OkheraRakhesar
RakhiaRikhia
ROP3 Code: 112948
Joshua Project People ID: 17527
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,934,000
Population all Countries: 2,976,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajasthan
People Name General: Megh (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (959,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (757,000)Punjabi, Eastern (260,000)
Dogri (242,000)Gujarati (179,000)
Bagri (115,000)Merwari (106,000)
Mewari (68,000)Shekhawati (56,000)
Kacchi (51,000)Dhundari (41,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 29
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.07 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.92 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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