Hindu Marija 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 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Hindu Marija people are farmers. Their opportunities to get higher education or medical care are slim in Muslim Pakistan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there are Muslim Marija people, there are Hindus among them in India and Pakistan.


What Are Their Needs?

Hindu Marija people in Pakistan face economic challenges. They want to preserve their culture and traditions in a country that is hostile towards Hindus.


Prayer Points

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
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17455
ROP3 Code 112861
ROP25 Code 305213
ROP25 Name Marija
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Punjab 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Saraiki (1,300 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Marwari
300
Primary Language Saraiki (1,300 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 300
People Groups Speaking Saraiki
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. Learn more.