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Mallah (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Mallah (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
382,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Mallah (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
The Mallah are the traditional boatmen caste and ethnic group of North India, East India, and Pakistan. The word mallaah is said to come from an Arabic word which means navigation on the sea or in the air. They are related to the Kewat community, who form the bulk of the boatmen class of North India. In Pakistan, many have seen their traditional areas of habitation washed away by the sea. An important subsidiary occupation is animal husbandry, with the Mallaah raising cattle. The Mallaah community consists of a number of clans, referred to as nukh, the largest Mallaah nukh being the Dablo.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be the biggest barrier to its life-giving message in Pakistan.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that, as is happening among several Muslims, the Mallah may experience dreams and visions of Jesus. Pray that God's people will encounter the Mallah and explain more fully who the man in their dreams is.

Pray for the followers of Christ
None of the Mallah community have reported themselves as Christians to the census in either Pakistan, India, or Bangladesh. Please pray for any secret believers to find each other for the purpose of mutual encouragement and instruction.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Mallah people will be able to provide good education for their children, and will be able to make necessary adjustments to a rapidly changing world.

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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:382,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (329,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (49,000)
Sindh (4,200)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mallah (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Mallah (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
MachhuaMuriari
Muriyariमल्लाह (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113059
Joshua Project People ID: 17624
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 382,000
Population all Countries: 471,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Mallah (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
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Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (252,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (67,000)Urdu (28,000)
Bagri (6,300)Marwari (5,900)
Hindko, Southern (5,300)Hindko, Northern (3,500)
Sindhi (700)Pashto, Northern (400)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
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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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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