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Meo (Hindu traditions) in India

Meo (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
270,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Meo (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Meo though calling themselves Muslim have their roots in Hindu society

In Rajasthan, the Meo speak Mewati and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice as cereals. They believe in monogamy. Divorce is allowed. Property goes to the sons on the death of the father and the dead are buried. Agriculture and working with livestock are their main occupations. Traditional councils settle disputes and have power. They believe in education and modern medicines.

In Haryana the Meo speak Haryanvi. They sometimes get involved in Hindu festivals and some believe in Hindu deities.

In Delhi they have Hindu and Islam rituals with births and marriages. Many of them are laborers.

In Madhya Pradesh the Meo have cousin marriages. Some of the Meo live in Uttar Pradesh too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the traditional council leaders of the Meo will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-04
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:270,000
Largest States:
Haryana (141,000)Delhi (104,000)
Punjab (13,000)Rajasthan (6,300)
Uttar Pradesh (4,400)Uttarakhand (400)
Gujarat (300)Chandigarh (200)
Himachal Pradesh (100)
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People Name in Country: Meo (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Meo (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Koli SamajMe
MewatiWadha Koli
Wadha-Koliमीयो (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112953
Joshua Project People ID: 17531
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 270,000
Population all Countries: 275,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Meo (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (208,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Mewari (46,000)Punjabi, Eastern (11,000)
Haryanvi (4,100)Bagri (1,200)
Dhundari (800)Garhwali (400)
Kacchi (300)Kangri (40)
Total Languages: 9
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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