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Merat (Muslim traditions) in India

Merat (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
354,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Merat (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Merat Muslim people of India are Rajputs. They are also called Merat-Kathat. They are said to have descended from Rao Meraji Chauhan who had two sons who were recognized in the army for their bravery.

Where are they located?
They live in Rajasthan.

What are their lives like?
Merat people are farmers, but they do not have large pieces of land. Many others work as laborers.
They speak Marwari with one another, also Urdu and Hindi. Merat people marry outside their group. They share many customs and traditions with Merat Hindu people.

They read and write in Devangari. They are not vegetarians, wheat is a main cereal, and they enjoy dairy products and tea. They do not eat beef and pork. The men sometimes drink alcohol, and chew Betel leaves. They have special foods for festivals.

They have village elders who judge in community matters, and they give fines to those found guilty.

What are their beliefs?
Some Merat people practice Sunni Muslim religion, and others Hindu. This is a source of much confusion in not only religious practices, but also family dynamics.

What are their needs?
Adequate visual, audio, and written Christian resources are available in the Hindi and Urdu languages, which Merat people speak, but they are still an unreached people group.
Their most important need is to understand that their good works and worship of false gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and that Almighty Creator God has made the provision for them.

Prayer Points
Pray that Merat people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Merat people.
Pray for workers to disciple them.
Pray that many Merat people will disciple others until this people group knows that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Ask Almighty God to raise up entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God, and represent His Kingdom here on earth.

People of India: Rajasthan, K. S. Singh, ed. Popular Prakashan, 1998

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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:354,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (206,000)Rajasthan (145,000)
Uttarakhand (1,000)
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People Name in Country: Merat (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Merat (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Mer KathakMera
Merat KathatMeri
Mewatiमेरात (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112954
Joshua Project People ID: 17532
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 354,000
Population all Countries: 445,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Merat (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Urdu (221,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (63,000)Dhundari (7,200)
Awadhi (3,600)Mewari (3,200)
Kanauji (900)Haroti: Harauti (800)
Hindi (700)Bhojpuri (600)
Shekhawati (400)Bagri (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 13
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1747-1894
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1843-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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GeneralZume Resources
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Urdu
Text / Printed MatterBible: Urdu
Text / Printed MatterBible: Urdu
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Urdu
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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