Megh, Hindu in Pakistan

Population

41,900

Christian

0.19%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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.

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Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Megh, Hindu
People Name in Country Megh, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112948
Joshua Project People ID 17527
Indigenous Yes
Population in Pakistan 41,900
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Arya Megh, Bhagat, Ganeshia, Kabirpanthi, Meghbansi, Meghwal, Mihagh, Rakhesar, Rakhia, Rikhia, Rishia,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 20,000 Sindhi 15,000 Seraiki 7,100 Koli, Kachi 6,100
Koli, Wadiyara 2,600 Dhatki 2,000 Goaria 1,400 Koli, Parkari 1,200
Bagri 300 Gurgula 200 Kachchi 100 Marwari 100
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Megh, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.19%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.81%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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