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Mewati (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Mewati (Muslim traditions)

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1,001,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mewati (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Meo people of Pakistan follow Muslim practices and customs, but until partition in 1947 they heavily mixed their beliefs with Hindu teachings. At that time they had a resurgence of Islamic traditions. At one time Meo people claimed to be direct descendants of two Hindu gods, Rama and Krishna.

Even though they consider themselves to be from the well-respected Rajput community, some consider the Meo to be of a lower caste. Though Pakistani society tries to eliminate caste because of it's Hindu roots, it still affects people in this Muslim country. Caste affects their identity and their sense of worth.

Where are they located?
Most Meos live in northwestern India, but some live over the western border in Pakistan. They are especially populous in Punjab and Sindh.

What are their lives like?
The Muslim Meo people in Pakistan can be police officers, farmers, or many other things. They live with much spiritual confusion since they are Muslims who can't shake off their Hindu past.

What are their beliefs?
The Meo people in Pakistan converted from Hinduism to Islam in stages. They made Islam a bigger part of their identity when Muslim Pakistan broke away from Hindu India in 1947, but they still have elements of Hinduism blended in with their Islamic beliefs. For example, many still pray in a Hindu way and follow traditional Hindu marriage rituals.

What are their needs?
The Meo people need to have their identity firmly in Christ, not in Islam or their identity as Rajputs.

Prayer Points
Pray that believers worldwide will harness the tools of the Internet and social media to reach more unreached people groups like the Meo of Pakistan.
Pray that the Lord will mercifully reach the Meo people through dreams and visions.
There are many oral and printed gospel materials in the Western Punjabi language that the Meo people can understand. Pray that they will have easy access to these and that their hearts will be ready for a spiritual revolution.
Pray for a church planting movement among the Meo people of Pakistan.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-10
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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:1,001,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (473,000)Sindh (458,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (20,000)Islamabad (3,500)
Balochistan (200)
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People Name in Country: Mewati (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Mewati (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Koli SamajMe
Menam MayoMes
MineainWadha Koli
मीयो (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113054
Joshua Project People ID: 17620
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,001,000
Population all Countries: 1,990,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Mewati (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (248,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (227,000)Punjabi, Western (222,000)
Urdu (197,000)Marwari (34,000)
Mewari (32,000)Dhatki (9,000)
Hindko, Northern (8,800)Pahari-Potwari (7,500)
Hindko, Southern (7,100)Bagri (4,400)
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: 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
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sindhi
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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