Megh (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


Population
43,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 per cent.


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

The Megh are largely illiterate, so oral means of communication is needed. Stories taken from Scripture, films and recordings of the Gospel may communicate well.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those that will emerge. 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  

People Name General Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Megh (Hindu traditions)
Population in Pakistan 43,000
World Population 3,088,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Largest States
Sindh (40,000) Punjab (3,200)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Sindh (40,000) Punjab (3,200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (20,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (14,000) Saraiki (7,000) Koli, Kachi (6,100)
Koli, Wadiyara (2,600) Dhatki (1,800) Goaria (1,400)
Koli, Parkari (1,200) Bagri (200) Gurgula (200)
Kacchi (100) Marwari (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (20,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (14,000) Saraiki (7,000)
Koli, Kachi (6,100) Koli, Wadiyara (2,600)
Dhatki (1,800) Goaria (1,400)
Koli, Parkari (1,200) Bagri (200)
Gurgula (200) Kacchi (100)
Marwari (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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