Mallah, Muslim in Pakistan

Population

356,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Mallah are the traditional boatmen caste and ethnic group of North India, East India, and Pakistan. The word mallaah is said to come from an Arabic word which means navigation on the sea or in the air. They are related to the Kewat community, who form the bulk of the boatmen class of North India. In Pakistan, many have seen their traditional areas of habitation washed away by the sea. An important subsidiary occupation is animal husbandry, with the Mallaah raising cattle. The Mallaah community consists of a number of clans, referred to as nukh, the largest Mallaah nukh being the Dablo.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be the biggest barrier to its life-giving message in Pakistan.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that, as is happening among several Muslims, the Mallah may experience dreams and visions of Jesus. Pray that God's people will encounter the Mallah and explain who the man in their dreams really is.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Mallah community has reported themselves as Christians to the census in either Pakistan, India, or Bangladesh. Please pray for any secret believers to find each other for the purpose of mutual encouragement and instruction.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Mallah people will be able to provide good education for their children, and will be able to make necessary adjustments to a rapidly changing world.

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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 Mallah, Muslim
People Name in Country Mallah, Muslim
ROP3 Code 113059
Joshua Project People ID 17624
Indigenous Yes
Population in Pakistan 356,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Machhua, Muriari, Muriyari,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 247,935 Seraiki 70,300 Urdu 22,210 Bagri 6,290
Marwari 5,860 Hindko, Southern 5,760 Hindko, Northern 3,740 Sindhi 940
Pashto, Northern 440
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Mallah, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
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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