Megh (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Gujjar Megh 20,000
Charania Meghval 16,000
Marwadi Megh 8,800
Mahesri Megh 8,700
Charania Megh 4,200

Introduction

The Megh (or Meghwal) are a Scheduled Caste whose primary occupation is farming. They worship Ram Devji and Bankar Mataji as the chief god and goddess of the community. Nowadays, the caste prejudice against them has died down to a large extent except in some remote areas. They have achieved moderate progress in education and their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 23.3 percent.


Ministry Obstacles

The New Testament, Jesus film, and other tools are available. Workers are needed to take the Gospel message to this community.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Lord will give Megh families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those who will be soon be found. Pray they will accurately understand the message of the Gospel of Christ, and be able to teach it accurately to others in their community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for an improvement in living conditions for this low caste community, for educational opportunities for the children, and employment opportunities for the adults.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-15
People Name General Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Megh (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 2,941,000
World Population 2,983,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 59
Alternate Names Arya Megh, Arya-Megh, Bhagat, Ganeshia, Kabirpanthi, Meg, Megh, Meghbangsi, Meghbansi, Meghwal, Mihagh, Mihngh, Okhera, Rakhesar, Rakhia, Rikhia, Rishia, मेघ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17527
ROP3 Code 112948
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Group Megh (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25o
Total Subgroups 5
  Gujjar Megh 20,000
  Charania Meghval 16,000
  Marwadi Megh 8,800
  Mahesri Megh 8,700
  Charania Megh 4,200
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
2,132,000
Jammu and Kashmir
339,000
Gujarat
215,000
Punjab
133,000
Maharashtra
58,000
Madhya Pradesh
27,000
Haryana
21,000
Delhi
9,900
Himachal Pradesh
2,400
Uttar Pradesh
1,700
Uttarakhand
700
Chhattisgarh
500
Chandigarh
400
Daman and Diu
200
Karnataka
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Rajasthan 2,132,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 339,000
  Gujarat 215,000
  Punjab 133,000
  Maharashtra 58,000
  Madhya Pradesh 27,000
  Haryana 21,000
  Delhi 9,900
  Himachal Pradesh 2,400
  Uttar Pradesh 1,700
  Uttarakhand 700
  Chhattisgarh 500
  Chandigarh 400
  Daman and Diu 200
  Karnataka 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (960,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
757,000
Punjabi, Eastern
261,000
Dogri
242,000
Gujarati
179,000
Bagri
115,000
Merwari
106,000
Mewari
68,000
Shekhawati
56,000
Kacchi
51,000
Dhundari
41,000
Haroti: Harauti
39,000
Sindhi
20,000
Kashmiri
17,000
Bhadrawahi
13,000
Malvi
3,600
Primary Language Hindi (960,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 757,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 261,000
  Dogri 242,000
  Gujarati 179,000
  Bagri 115,000
  Merwari 106,000
  Mewari 68,000
  Shekhawati 56,000
  Kacchi 51,000
  Dhundari 41,000
  Haroti: Harauti 39,000
  Sindhi 20,000
  Kashmiri 17,000
  Bhadrawahi 13,000
  Malvi 3,600
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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