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Mirasi (Hindu traditions) in India

Mirasi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
251,000 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.21 % Unknown   

Mirasi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
They are also called Pakhwaji, because of they play the timbrel. The word Mirasi comes from the Arabic word "miras" which means inheritance. Many sub groups exist among them.

Where are they located?
Mirasi people are a caste living in the northern parts of India. Some have migrated to nearby states. Mirasis in Uttar Pradesh are in regions such as Meerut. They are in most parts of Punjab state.

What are their lives like?
Mirasi people entertain at fairs and sing at weddings. Many are laborers, and farming tenants, and also sell vegetables. The well-educated work in government, serve in the military and do research for genealogies.

They have a caste council to judge in disputes and make sure that the people behave as they should. Mirasi people do not marry outside their group. They speak Magadhi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Punjabi, and Hindi.

What are their beliefs?
Mirasi people can be Muslim, Hindu or Sikh. The Hindus among them have can have a wide variety of beliefs, since there is very little in the way of basic creeds for Hinduism. They can worship no gods or thousands of them, for example.

What are their needs?
One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with three major religions within their families and communities. Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, but Mirasi people remain an unreached people group. The need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.

Prayer Points
Pray that Mirasi Hindu people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
Pray that Mirasi Hindus will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Mirasi Hindus, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Mirasi Hindu families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-04
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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:251,000
Largest States:
Punjab (146,000)Haryana (77,000)
Chandigarh (12,000)Himachal Pradesh (7,000)
Uttarakhand (3,800)Rajasthan (1,500)
Ladakh (1,200)Delhi (500)
Gujarat (100)Uttar Pradesh (80)
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People Name in Country: Mirasi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Mirasi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112988
Joshua Project People ID: 17562
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 251,000
Population all Countries: 251,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Mirasi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (111,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (77,000)Haryanvi (10,000)
Bagri (4,700)Kangri (2,900)
Kumaoni (1,900)Mewari (800)
Pahari, Mahasu (600)Chambeali (500)
Marwari (400)Bilaspuri (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 19
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.21 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.79 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Mirasi (Hindu traditions) in India

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