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Nyaria in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,800 Marwari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Nyaria in India

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Introduction / History
This Muslim people group lives in Rajasthan, which was once a corridor where Islamic armies invaded the Hindu subcontinent. At some point they converted from Hinduism to Islam.

Where are they located?
The Muslim Nyaria people live in Rajasthan, a state in northwestern India where almost everyone is a Hindu.

What are their lives like?
The Nyaria people are noted for their folk tales regarding their religious festivals and prophets. They often learn the Urdu language in their madrasas, Islamic religious schools.

What are their beliefs?
The Nyaria people are Sunni Muslims. They pray at the mosque on Fridays, but they also go on their own pilgrimage to Ajmer Shariff. Like other Muslims in India, the Nyaria people blend other beliefs in with their form of Islam. They look to charms and amulets to protect them on a daily basis, though they depend on Allah, the God of Islam, for eternal salvation.

What are their needs?
The Nyaria people need to put their faith and hope in Jesus Christ alone, not in any religious system.

Prayer Points
Pray the hearts of the Nyaria people would be stirred to hunger after God, to drink of living water.
Pray for family-based disciple-making movements to soon transform Nyaria society, blessing them spiritually and economically.
Pray for the Lord to move in the hearts of believers to give up their own rights and sacrifice their lives to see the Nyaria people blessed by the work of Jesus Christ, the only Savior.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-17
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,800
Largest States:
Rajasthan (3,800)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Nyaria
People Name General: Nyaria
Alternate People Names:
PathanShaikh Niyariya
Sheikh Niyariyaन्यारिया
ROP3 Code: 113267
Joshua Project People ID: 17797
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,800
Population all Countries: 3,800
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Nyaria
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marwari (2,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bagri (300)Urdu (300)
Total Languages: 3
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: 1815-1867
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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GeneralGospel resources links
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Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Nyaria in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Nyaria India    
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            Nyaria in India          
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      Islam     Marwari  
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