Mahratta in Pakistan



Population

4,680

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Maratha

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Introduction / History

They are proud Kshatriya people from Maharastra mainly speaking Marathi. They are considered to be one among the marital races of India like the Rajputs and Sikhs. They usually worship Shiva as their family gods, and consider Shivaji as their leader, and fiercely defend their culture, language and history.


Where are they Located?

They are located across Marathwaada, some are also found along borders with Karnataka.


What are Their Lives Like?

They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. Mainly 'kunbi(farmer)' by class, almost all rural Maratha families own land and cultivate crops. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.


What are Their Beliefs?

They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. Arranged marriage is not strictly enforced, and a boy can marry a girl of his choice as long as she is a Brahmin or a Maratha. Marathas, like all other Hindus worship many deities, and usually rever their land and Earth as their mother. Marathas are a little tolerant towards other cultures. But as they consider themselves as upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mahratta
People Name in Country Mahratta
Population in Pakistan 4,700
World Population 27,753,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aray Mahratta, Are Kshatriya, Are Mahratta, Arya Mahratta, Bargi, Maharathi, Mahratta Kshatriya, Maratha, Rao
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Mahratta
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 17554
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 (4,600)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (4,600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi (3,900) Kachchi (500) Koli, Parkari (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 3,900 Kachchi 500
Koli, Parkari 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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 %
Photo Source: Santosh Wadghule   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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