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Megh (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Megh (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
43,000 Punjabi, Western Hinduism 0.20 % Unknown No   

Megh (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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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 has been improving.

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
Pray the Lord will give Megh families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those who will be soon be found. 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.

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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:43,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (39,000)Punjab (3,300)
Total Provinces on file:2
   
 
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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: 43,000
Population all Countries: 3,109,000
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: Punjabi, Western (23,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (11,000)Saraiki (8,500)
Koli, Kachi (4,800)Koli, Wadiyara (2,200)
Dhatki (1,400)Goaria (1,200)
Koli, Parkari (1,000)Kacchi (300)
Gurgula (200)Bagri (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.80 % 
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: 1885-1922
New Testament:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoThe Return
Film / VideoThe Return
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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