Megh, Hindu traditions in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



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  

People Name General Megh, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Megh, Hindu traditions
Population in Pakistan 45,000
World Population 3,055,000
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 traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 17527
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (42,000) Punjab (3,200)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (42,000) Punjab (3,200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (20,000) Sindhi (15,000) Saraiki (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
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 20,000 Sindhi 15,000
Saraiki 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
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Punjabi Bible stories Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.81 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
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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