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Mewati (Muslim traditions) in India

Mewati (Muslim traditions)

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Mewati (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Mewati, also known as "Meo" people are of the Rajput caste. They are Muslims but their former religion was Hinduism. It is believed they turned to Islam in the 1600s and more became Muslims at about the beginning of the 1900s.

Where are they located?
They live in the Mewat district of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.

What are their lives like?
For a long time Mewati have been livestock farmers, raising cattle. They are well known in India. Some have trucking businesses. Others work for the government, army, or police, electricians, plumbers, money lenders, or laborers. Those who live in Haryana do basket work.

They value education.

They see medical doctors as well as traditional ones. They are now beginning to use family planning.

They eat wheat, rice, maize, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products. They accept cooked foods only from high castes and to those linked to high castes.

Property is inherited only by the sons and the oldest son is head of the home after the death of the father. While they marry within the group, spouses are selected from other clans or villages. They are not allowed to take a bride from the village of their mother. Marriage is allowed with the widow of the elder brother and with the younger sister of a dead wife. A single spouse is normal, although additional spouses are permitted in cases of infertility. A gift is given for a dowry. Parents arrange marriages and engagement takes place at an early age. The marriage is at the home of the bride and is performed by a Muslim priest. Divorce is allowed and divorcees are allowed to re-marry.

Mewati have traditional clan assemblies who judge and make decisions. Punishments are given by fines or excommunications.

What are their beliefs?
Mewati are considered a Muslim people, although they have had a mixed history of Islam and Hinduism. Attempts to return Mewati people to Hinduism again have failed.

They go on pilgrimages to Muslim shrines and take part in Muslim festivals. They visit and do homage at the tombs of their dead saints. They pray for their wishes to come about by the intercession of these saints. Under the leading of the Tablighi Movement (an Islamic reform movement), they stopped taking part in Hindu festivals and have become devout Muslims. They perform circumcision and bury the dead in their own cemeteries.

What are their needs?
The most important need of Mewati people 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.

Bible resources, written, audio, and visual exist in Urdu, the language spoken by Mewati people, however they are very resistant to exposure to them within their strict Muslim traditions, consequently they remain unreached with the gospel.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Mewati people will see that their old systems of ethics and religio are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
* Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Mewati people.
* Pray for servants to reach them with the gospel.
* Pray that many Mewati people who are reached will disciple others until this people group knows that Jesus Christ is Lord.

References
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/meo/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mewati
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/mewati/

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-17
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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:829,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (632,000)Madhya Pradesh (114,000)
Uttar Pradesh (44,000)Haryana (38,000)
Uttarakhand (900)Punjab (700)
Maharashtra (300)Gujarat (200)
Chandigarh (60)Himachal Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:10
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mewati (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Mewati (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Koli SamajMe
MedsMeena
Menam MayoMes
MetaMew
MewatiMina
MineainWadha Koli
मीयो (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113054
Joshua Project People ID: 17620
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 829,000
Population all Countries: 1,727,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Mewati (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (526,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (108,000)Dhundari (76,000)
Mewari (57,000)Hindi (50,000)
Malvi (3,500)Shekhawati (1,900)
Haroti: Harauti (1,300)Merwari (800)
Awadhi (600)Haryanvi (600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
   
 
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:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Easy to Read (FCB ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoA Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Ind ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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