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Mahtam (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,200 Saraiki Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Mahtam (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Mahtam clan can be Sikh, Hindu or Muslim. They might live in either India or Pakistan. There are many differing stories of their origins. The Hindus and Sikhs among them are very few in number in Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
They have been known as cultivators and clearers of the forests.

What are their beliefs?
Though there are a lot more Mahtam people who are Sikh, there are Muslims and Hindus among them as well. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.

What are their needs?
Whether they are Hindu, Muslim or Sikh, the Mahtam community needs to put Christ as the center of their lives so they can experience His abundant blessings. The JESUS Film, translated into their Western Punjabi language, collects dust on a shelf next to translated Bibles and gospel recordings. They hold the answer for the Mahtam people, but there is no ambassador of Christ available to offer them. There has been no church planting work among them for many years.

Prayer Points
Pray for workers and intercessors. Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. Pray that Indian believers will lead the Mahtam people to begin their own movement to Christ.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,200
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (1,200)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Rai Sikhमहटाम (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112807
Joshua Project People ID: 17407
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,200
Population all Countries: 139,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Saraiki (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): skr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Western (50)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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: 1898-2009
New Testament: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Saraiki
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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