The Marija people can be either Hindu or Muslim. They are divided by religious community. They live in either in India or Pakistan. Their Pakistani homeland is in Sindh Province. Most of the Hindu Marija live in India.
Most of the Hindu Marija people are farmers. Their opportunities to get higher education or medical care are slim in Muslim Pakistan.
Though there are Muslim Marija people, there are Hindus among them in India and Pakistan.
Hindu Marija people in Pakistan face economic challenges. They want to preserve their culture and traditions in a country that is hostile towards Hindus.
Pray for the Marija culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Marija people.
Pray that soon the Marija people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.
Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true spirituality.
Scripture Prayers for the Marija (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Marija (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Marija (Hindu traditions)|
|Natural Name||Hindu Marija|
|Alternate Names||Marchha; Marecha; Marecho; मरजा|
|Population this Country||1,600|
|Population all Countries||13,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Saraiki (1,300 speakers)|
|Language Code||skr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Saraiki
Bible Translation Status: Unspecified
|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 Saraiki||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Miniafia Oyan: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Saraiki||Literacy & Evangelism International|