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Mirasi (Sikh traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,300 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mirasi (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
They are also called Pakhwaji, because of they play the timbrel. The word Mirasi comes from the Arabic word "miras" which means inheritance. There are many sub groups among them.

Where are they located?
Mirasi people are a caste living in the north parts of India. Some have migrated to nearby states. Mirasi in Uttar Pradesh are in regions such as Meerut. They live in most places in India's Punjab state.

What are their lives like?
Mirasi people entertain at fairs and sing at weddings. Many are laborers, and farming tenants, and also sell vegetables. The well-educated work in government, serve in the military and do research for genealogies.


They have a caste council to judge in disputes and make sure that the people behave as they should. Mirasi people do not marry outside their group. They speak Magadhi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Punjabi, and Hindi.

What are their beliefs?
Mirasi people can be Muslim, Hindu or Sikh. Sikhism blends certain tenets of Islam and Hinduism, and they have their own scriptures, in the form of a book they worship.

What are their needs?
One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with three major religions within their families and communities.
Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, but Mirasi people remain an unreached people group.
The need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Mirasi Sikh people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
* Pray that Mirasi Sikhs will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Mirasi Sikhs, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Mirasi Sikh families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.

References
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,300
Largest States:
Punjab (1,400)Uttar Pradesh (300)
Rajasthan (200)Delhi (200)
Haryana (80)Chandigarh (40)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mirasi (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Mirasi (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BhandCharan
DhadhiDhadi
DhagriDum
GathalaHalwe
KalawantKuchra
MiralmPakwadji
RanwalShaikh
SimrachhukarTasbirdar
ROP3 Code: 113641
Joshua Project People ID: 18134
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,300
Population all Countries: 2,300
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Mirasi (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (2,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (200)Marwari (20)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv ...
Film / VideoSikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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