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Memon in India

Memon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
568,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Memon in India

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Introduction / History
It's a rare thing when a new country is born. Rarer still does one ethnic group get credit for the country's existence. Pakistan was born in 1947, and the Memons forged its survival.

The Memons are business people-traders, shippers, importers and exporters. For centuries they thrived economically while other Muslim groups struggled. As Pakistan grew in stability, the Memons expanded their trades. Several built international empires.

Centuries before independence, the Memons practiced charity and social involvement. Wherever they migrate, they establish social and welfare committees. Any member of their group can ask for help, making sure that they don't face dire poverty like many of the other Islamic groups of south Asia.

But turmoil in Pakistan has caused the Memons to feel unwanted. Yusuf Haroon, a leading Memon said, "Memons are finished in Pakistan." Still, in spite of repeated political maneuvers to destroy their power, the Memons rise like a phoenix. But many have shifted their centers of activity to other countries. For example, they are prominent in India, especially the city of Mumbai.

In their international trade, they meet Christ's followers. Will those believers show the Spirit of Christ? Will this socially exclusive ethnic group welcome friendships with believers? Pray that followers of Christ, involved in international business, will demonstrate God's priorities of love, humility, justice and mercy. Pray that Memon businessmen will encounter revelations of Jesus and turn to Him.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:568,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (311,000)Maharashtra (243,000)
Kerala (3,600)Tamil Nadu (2,200)
Madhya Pradesh (2,000)Karnataka (1,500)
Goa (1,100)Daman and Diu (800)
Delhi (700)Rajasthan (600)
Total States on file:18
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Memon
People Name General: Memon
Alternate People Names:
Kachchh MemonKachchhi Memon
KachhiKuchchi Memon
Kutchi MemonMamar
मेमोन
ROP3 Code: 112952
Joshua Project People ID: 17530
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 568,000
Population all Countries: 694,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Memon
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (501,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (43,000)Konkani (11,000)
Sindhi (7,700)Urdu (5,600)
Saurashtra (600)Konkani, Goan (400)
Ahirani (60)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
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-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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Memon in India

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