Mangrik in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Mangrik have traditionally been farmers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Muslim butchers ensure a supply of mutton to the Mangrik, as the latter refrain from killing animals. They have attained a high level of literacy, and some have even gone for higher education to the universities of Jammu and Kashmir.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mangrik practice Buddhism, the major world religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, who lived in the 6th and 5th century BC in ancient India. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths by which one can gain spiritual knowledge and escape the endless cycles of reincarnation. Theravada, one of the two major branches of Buddhism, declares that by following the Noble Eightfold Path of right intentions and right actions that a Buddhist can achieve nirvana or a state of freedom and salvation. Mahayana Buddhism, the other main branch of Buddhism, asserts that by following the six perfections that a Buddhist can move along the path to Enlightenment. Tibetan Buddhism falls within the Mahayana school. This form of Buddhism, which is what the Mangrik people embrace, incorporates the bon form of shamanism.
To most Buddhists, however, these things have far less meaning than their traditional beliefs, which are usually animistic. In animism, evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion.
Two of the important Buddhist yearly holidays are Vesak, the Buddha's birthday celebrated in May or June and Bodhi Day, the holiday which commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment under a Bodhi tree.


What Are Their Needs?

It may be that the Mangrik people have formed an incorrect view of what Christians believe, based upon observation of nominal Christians in their region. Even though the Mangrik people may have a fairly high literacy rate, using oral means of communicating the gospel of Jesus may be the best approach. Films, recordings, and stories from Scripture will likely have a favorable result.


Prayer Points

Pray for them to continue to be able to care for their families adequately.
Pray for competent village-level leadership.
Pray for a Christ-ward movement among the Mangrik people in Pakistan that will bless them for eternity.
Pray for loving workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Mangrik in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mangrik
People Name in Country Mangrik
Pronunciation MAHNG-grik
Population this Country 53,000
Population all Countries 81,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bodh; मंगरिक
People ID 17443
ROP3 Code 112847
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Gilgit-Baltistan
51,000
Azad Kashmir
100
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Gilgit-Baltistan 51,000
  Azad Kashmir 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Balti (49,000 speakers)
Language Code bft   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Gujari
1,600
Purig
1,400
Shina
1,000
Pahari-Potwari
80
Hindko, Northern
40
Primary Language Balti (49,000 speakers)
Language Code bft   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Gujari 1,600
  Purig 1,400
  Shina 1,000
  Pahari-Potwari 80
  Hindko, Northern 40
People Groups Speaking Balti

Primary Language:  Balti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1903-1981)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Balti Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
90.37 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
9.63 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Steve Evans - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more