Megh, Hindu in India



Population

2,931,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Megh (or Meghwal) are a Scheduled Caste whose primary occupation is farming. They worship Ram Devji and Bankar Mataji as the chief god and goddess of the community. Nowadays, the caste prejudice against them has died down to a large extent except in some remote areas. They have achieved moderate progress in education and their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 23.3 per cent.


Ministry Obstacles

The New Testament, Jesus film, and other tools are available. Workers are needed to take the Gospel message to this community.


Outreach Ideas

The Megh are largely illiterate, so oral means of communication is needed. Stories taken from Scripture, films and recordings of the Gospel may communicate well.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those that will emerge. Pray they will accurately understand the message of the Gospel of Christ, and be able to teach it accurately to others in their community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for an improvement in living conditions for this low caste community, for educational opportunities for the children, and employment opportunities for the adults.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-15
People Name General Megh, Hindu
People Name in Country Megh, Hindu
Population in India 2,931,000
World Population 2,975,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Arya Megh, Arya-Megh, Bhagat, Ganeshia, Kabirpanthi, Meg, Megh, Meghbangsi, Meghbansi, Meghwal, Mihagh, Mihngh, Okhera, Rakhesar, Rakhia, Rikhia, Rishia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Megh, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 17527
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  19  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (2,125,000) Jammu and Kashmir (353,000) Gujarat (208,000) Punjab (144,000)
Maharashtra (54,000) Madhya Pradesh (27,000) Haryana (24,000) Himachal Pradesh (17,000)
Delhi (9,800) Uttar Pradesh (1,300) Uttarakhand (700) Chhattisgarh (500)
Chandigarh (400) Daman and Diu (200) Karnataka (100) Tamil Nadu (100)
West Bengal (90) Dadra and Nagar Have (30) Kerala (20)
Total States on file:  19  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (2,125,000) Jammu and Kashmir (353,000)
Gujarat (208,000) Punjab (144,000)
Maharashtra (54,000) Madhya Pradesh (27,000)
Haryana (24,000) Himachal Pradesh (17,000)
Delhi (9,800) Uttar Pradesh (1,300)
Uttarakhand (700) Chhattisgarh (500)
Chandigarh (400) Daman and Diu (200)
Karnataka (100) Tamil Nadu (100)
West Bengal (90) Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Kerala (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  28  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (974,000) Marwari (741,000) Dogri (268,000) Panjabi, Eastern (259,000)
Gujarati (175,000) Bagri (121,000) Merwari (106,000) Mewari (72,000)
Shekhawati (56,000) Kachchi (51,000) Dhundari (41,000) Haroti: Harauti (33,000)
Kashmiri (24,000) Sindhi (21,000) Bhadrawahi (13,000) Malvi (3,500)
Nimadi (2,600) Haryanvi (2,500) Kangri (1,200) Konkani (1,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 974,000 Marwari 741,000
Dogri 268,000 Panjabi, Eastern 259,000
Gujarati 175,000 Bagri 121,000
Merwari 106,000 Mewari 72,000
Shekhawati 56,000 Kachchi 51,000
Dhundari 41,000 Haroti: Harauti 33,000
Kashmiri 24,000 Sindhi 21,000
Bhadrawahi 13,000 Malvi 3,500
Nimadi 2,600 Haryanvi 2,500
Kangri 1,200 Konkani 1,000

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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