Megh (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


Population
41,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 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

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 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  

People Name General Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Megh (Hindu traditions)
Population in Pakistan 41,000
World Population 2,973,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
38,000
Punjab
3,200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
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 38,000
  Punjab 3,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (23,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
11,000
Saraiki
8,500
Koli, Kachi
4,800
Koli, Wadiyara
2,200
Dhatki
1,400
Goaria
1,200
Koli, Parkari
1,000
Kacchi
300
Gurgula
200
Bagri
200
Marwari
100
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (23,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 11,000
  Saraiki 8,500
  Koli, Kachi 4,800
  Koli, Wadiyara 2,200
  Dhatki 1,400
  Goaria 1,200
  Koli, Parkari 1,000
  Kacchi 300
  Gurgula 200
  Bagri 200
  Marwari 100
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
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)
0.21 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.79 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.




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