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Mirasi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Mirasi (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,928,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Mirasi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
The Muslim Mirasi belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. There is also a Hindu Mirasi people group, but the two groups do not intermarry. Traditionally, they have been a basically landless community working as musicians, but are presently involved in several vocations. Some are nomadic, and some are beggars. Child marriage exists in some areas, girls being married at age 8-10 years and boys around 14 years. The literacy rate is quite low. Although they are Muslims, some revere Hanuman and Durga as deities and others worship Ram Dev as a clan deity. They honor and appease shrines of Muslim saints (pirs). Azan, the Muslim call to prayer, is whispered in the ear of a baby one day after birth.

Ministry Obstacles
Obstacles to the Gospel are numerous and often severe throughout Pakistan. There is much spiritual opposition, and much opposition from people who are strongly Muslim.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for good quality Gospel radio to be available throughout Pakistan, in several languages. Pray the people will listen, with understanding. Pray the Lord will open their minds to his message of salvation as found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There is an indication that a few hundred people have identified themselves as Christians in this group. Please pray they won't re-convert back to Islam, and will be protected from harm. They need to fellowship together, so pray for this to occur.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray not only for the Muslim Mirasi of Pakistan, but that the entire country will experience peace within and peace with India. Pray especially for the Lord's Spirit to change circumstances such that his glory and wonderful deeds can be freely shared throughout the country and among all people groups.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-11
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,928,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (1,648,000)Sindh (156,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (86,000)Azad Kashmir (23,000)
Islamabad (13,000)Balochistan (600)
Gilgit-Baltistan (100)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BhandCharan
DhadhiDom
DumLangah
MirMir-Alm
MiraMiralm
MiriasiMiriasin
NagarchiPakhwadji
PakhwajiShaikh
ROP3 Code: 113057
Joshua Project People ID: 17622
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,928,000
Population all Countries: 1,968,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,358,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (221,000)Saraiki (128,000)
Sindhi (48,000)Hindko, Northern (18,000)
Hindko, Southern (8,400)Bagri (6,900)
Marwari (5,800)Shina, Kohistani (1,800)
Shina (1,200)Kashmiri (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
   
 
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:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoThe Return
Film / VideoThe Return
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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