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Machhi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Machhi (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,372,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Machhi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
Machhi refers to fish, and the Machhi people have a history of being fishermen. They have three subgroups: the Sial, Wajan and Sanjri.
Most of the Muslim Machhi live in Pakistan, but there are some in northwest India as well.

What are their lives like?
Inherited property is usually shared by the sons, but the widow receives a small share of her husband's property. Glass bangles, nose-pin and toe-rings are the symbols of marriage for women.

What are their beliefs?
They are Sunni Muslims. Their sacred specialists are from other Muslim communities. Birth rituals, circumcision, marriage and death rituals are performed according to Islamic rules, along with some Hindu ritual observances.

What are their needs?
Pakistan does not offer welcome to Christian missionaries, not by any means. Dangers are real and numerous. Spiritual opposition to the gospel is intense. Prayer is probably what is most needed for the peoples of Pakistan; sustained, informed, and focused prayer.

Prayer Points
Pray the Macchi people will not gain satisfaction from ritualistic religion, but instead they will seek a relationship with the lord of Lords.
Pray they will begin to search for a savior from their sins, one who not only gives them assurance of eternal life but helps them with the day-to-day problems of this life.
Pray for loving, Holy Spirit anointed workers.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-09
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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:2,372,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (2,131,000)Sindh (128,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (38,000)Islamabad (9,800)
Balochistan (900)Azad Kashmir (200)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Machhi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Machhi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Mahigir MachheraTandel
मच्ची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113052
Joshua Project People ID: 17618
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,372,000
Population all Countries: 2,389,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Machhi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,214,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (1,097,000)Urdu (173,000)
Marwari (111,000)Sindhi (78,000)
Pahari-Potwari (23,000)Hindko, Southern (18,000)
Bagri (9,600)Hindko, Northern (5,400)
Dhatki (2,200)Pashto, Central (2,100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-1922
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Machhi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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      Machhi (Muslim traditions) Pakistan    
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