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Meo (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Meo (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,700 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Meo (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
Hindu Meo people have a Rajput background, so they once served in the military. The vast majority of them live in northern India, though a small number are in Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
Meo people work as livestock farmers and are famous all over India for their cattle breeding. Many of them are day laborers. Some Meo own trucking businesses while some are in government service, including the military and police. Others work as skilled and unskilled daily wage laborers. A small number are plumbers and electricians, and some are known for their basketry. Their marriages are between one man and one woman. They allow for divorce. Property goes to the sons when the father dies. Traditional councils settle their disputes.

What are their beliefs?
Meo people represent a blending of Hinduism and Islam. Most profess beliefs of Islam, but the roots of their community are in their Hindu past, and some remain Hindu. They attempt serving the gods of both religions, abiding by both sets of laws. No historical records are available to explain when their conversion to Islam happened or why; it is generally believed they embraced Islam in the seventeenth century.

What are their needs?
The Meo people, be they Hindu, Muslim or somewhere in between, do not have access to the grace of Jesus Christ until someone tells them. Pakistan is very opposed to the spread of the gospel to any community.

Prayer Points
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Meo people in Pakistan. Pray for God to make a way for the Hindu Meo people in Pakistan to hear and respond to the gospel. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Hindu Meo people in Pakistan. Pray for loving and courageous workers to go to them in both India and Pakistan.


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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,700
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (6,300)
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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: 6,700
Population all Countries: 329,000
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: Sindhi (4,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (1,500)Saraiki (300)
Punjabi, Western (200)
Total Languages: 4
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sindhi
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Sindhi
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Meo (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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