Makrani (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
80,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The name Makrani is likely to have been derived from their original location, Makran, in Baluchistan (now in Pakistan). They marry only within their own people group. They use surnames such as Askani, Baluch, Ring-baluch, Mullajia and Gudijal. Birth, circumcision, marriage, and death rituals are observed according to Islamic traditions along with some Hindu rituals. The community council (or jamat) leads the community and regulates socio-religious affairs. They are Sunni Muslims. Traditionally, they accept food from all Muslims and high-caste Hindus. The Makrana were traditionally soldiers, but farming is now their primary occupation.


Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan is hostile to Christian witness, and the challenges are many.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for the Christians in Pakistan, for the Lord's protection and provision for them. Pray some of the Makrani people will come in contact with true followers of Jesus, and will be deeply impacted by them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Muslim Makrani have identified themselves as Christians, in either Pakistan or India. There may be a few secret believers, and we should pray for these. We should also pray for others who will soon come to saving faith in Christ. Pray for spiritual strengthening, that they will be able to resist pressure to re-convert.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Makrani will gain no satisfaction from their traditional religion, but will instead hunger to know the God who loves them and who has revealed himself in his son, Jesus the Messiah.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Makrani (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Makrani (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 80,000
World Population 103,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Makh, Makhdum, Makrana, मकरानी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17420
ROP3 Code 112821
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh (80,000)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Sindhi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Urdu
(29,000)
Saraiki
(8,400)
Punjabi, Western
(5,000)
Kacchi
(600)
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Primary Language Sindhi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Urdu (29,000)
  Saraiki (8,400)
  Punjabi, Western (5,000)
  Kacchi (600)
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1954)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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