Megh (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


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

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 has been improving.


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.


Scripture Prayers for the Megh (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Megh (Hindu traditions)
World Population 4,023,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
40,000
Punjab
29,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 40,000
  Punjab 29,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (273,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
17,000
Punjabi, Western
8,500
Koli, Kachi
2,500
Dhatki
1,400
Koli, Wadiyari
1,300
Goaria
800
Koli, Parkari
700
Kacchi
300
Bagri
300
Gurgula
200
Marwari
100
Primary Language Saraiki (273,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 17,000
  Punjabi, Western 8,500
  Koli, Kachi 2,500
  Dhatki 1,400
  Koli, Wadiyari 1,300
  Goaria 800
  Koli, Parkari 700
  Kacchi 300
  Bagri 300
  Gurgula 200
  Marwari 100
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1898-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.22 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.78 %
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2020  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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

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