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Mirasi (Muslim traditions) in India

Mirasi (Muslim traditions)

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Mirasi (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
They are also called Pakhwaji, because of they play the timbrel. The word Mirasi comes from the Arabic word "miras" which means inheritance. Many sub groups exist among them.

Where are they located?
Mirasi people are a caste living in the northern parts of India. Some have migrated to nearby states. Mirasis in Uttar Pradesh live in regions such as Meerut. They live in most parts of Punjab state.

What are their lives like?
Mirasi people entertain at fairs and sing at weddings. Many are laborers, and farming tenants, and also sell vegetables. The well-educated work in government, serve in the military and do research for genealogies.

They have a caste council to judge in disputes and make sure that the people behave as they should. Mirasi people do not marry outside their group. They speak Magadhi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Punjabi, and Hindi.

What are their beliefs?
Mirasi people consist of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs. The Muslims among them believe the basic tenets of Islam, but their Islam is tainted with Hindu beliefs.

What are their needs?
One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with three major religions within their families and communities.

Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, but Mirasi people remain an unreached people group.

They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Mirasi Muslim people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
* Pray that Mirasi Muslims will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know and follow the one true God.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among Mirasi Muslims, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Mirasi Muslim families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.

References
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mirasi

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-08-11
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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:40,000
Largest States:
Haryana (16,000)Punjab (11,000)
Gujarat (3,000)Jammu and Kashmir (2,900)
Bihar (2,700)Madhya Pradesh (2,000)
Himachal Pradesh (1,900)Delhi (500)
Chandigarh (100)
Total States on file:9
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BhandCharan
DhadhiDom
DumLangah
MirMir-Alm
MiraMiralm
MiriasiMiriasin
NagarchiPakhwadji
PakhwajiShaikh
ROP3 Code: 113057
Joshua Project People ID: 17622
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 40,000
Population all Countries: 1,927,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (22,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (11,000)Gujarati (2,300)
Dogri (1,500)Kashmiri (600)
Marwari (400)Haryanvi (400)
Magahi (300)Kangri (300)
Kacchi (200)Bhojpuri (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
   
 
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament - Easy to Read (FCB ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoA Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Ind ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
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: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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