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Murao (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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45,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Murao (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
Murao comes from a variation of the Hindi word mula, meaning radish. Traditionally they were farmers, famous for growing radishes. The Murao in India live in Uttar Pradesh while those in Pakistan are in the Sindh Province. Those in Pakistan speak Sindhi.

What are their lives like?
Most Murao people do what they have been doing for generations: farming and selling their crops or working as unskilled laborers. The Murao people maintain good relationships with a broad spectrum of other communities, even ones with much lower status. However, they will only marry within their own community. Marriages are arranged by elders from both families. A Hindu priest officiates at the gate of their house for the wedding. They circle a sacred fire seven times to seal their marriage. When it comes to education, Murao parents want their sons to get a good education although many must drop out for economic reasons. Some of the younger Murao men who have access to education have become professionals or government employees. Murao girls are marginalized by not having access to higher education.

What are their beliefs?
Hinduism is their religion, and they have their own festivals and ceremonies. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse. They might worship one god, many gods or adhere to a philosophical belief and not worship any.

What are their needs?
They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer life to the full. But first, someone must go to them with the gospel.

Prayer Points
Pray they will have messengers of the good news of Christ sent to them. Pray that Murao disciples will make more disciples until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God and represent His kingdom in Pakistan. Pray for the Lord to open hearts to see and receive the living Christ.


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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:45,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (45,000)
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People Name in Country: Murao (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Murao (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
मुराव (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113062
Joshua Project People ID: 17627
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 45,000
Population all Countries: 109,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Murao (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (44,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (8,700)Punjabi, Western (1,200)
Marwari (500)Saraiki (500)
Bagri (300)Dhatki (200)
Koli, Parkari (80)
Total Languages: 8
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
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Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Murao (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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