Memon in Pakistan



Population

122,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

It's a rare thing when a new country is born. Rarer still does one ethnic group get credit for the country's existence. Pakistan was born in 1947, and the Memons forged its survival.

The Memons are business people-traders, shippers, importers and exporters. For centuries they thrived economically while other Muslim groups struggled. As Pakistan grew in stability, the Memons expanded their trades. Several built international empires.

Centuries before independence, the Memons practiced charity and social involvement. Wherever they migrate, they establish social and welfare committees. Any member of their group can ask for help, making sure that they don't face dire poverty like many of the other Islamic groups of south Asia.

But turmoil in Pakistan has caused the Memons to feel unwanted. Yusuf Haroon, a leading Memon said, "Memons are finished in Pakistan." Still, in spite of repeated political maneuvers to destroy their power, the Memons rise like a phoenix. But many have shifted their centers of activity to other countries. For example, they are prominent in India, especially the city of Mumbai.

In their international trade, they meet Christ's followers. Will those believers show the Spirit of Christ? Will this socially exclusive ethnic group welcome friendships with believers? Pray that followers of Christ, involved in international business, will demonstrate God's priorities of love, humility, justice and mercy. Pray that Memon businessmen will encounter revelations of Jesus and turn to Him.



Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-05
People Name General Memon
People Name in Country Memon
Population in Pakistan 122,000
World Population 703,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kachchh Memon, Kachchhi Memon, Kachhi, Kuchchi Memon, Kutchi Memon, Mamar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Memon
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 17530
Country Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (121,000)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (121,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (95,000) Kachchi (12,000) Seraiki (7,300) Koli, Wadiyara (1,900)
Dhatki (1,000) Gujarati (800) Urdu (800) Koli, Parkari (600)
Marwari (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 95,000 Kachchi 12,000
Seraiki 7,300 Koli, Wadiyara 1,900
Dhatki 1,000 Gujarati 800
Urdu 800 Koli, Parkari 600
Marwari 100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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