Memon in India


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Introduction / History

It's a rare thing when a new country is born. Rarer still does one ethnic group get credit for the country's existence. Pakistan was born in 1947, and the Memons forged its survival.

The Memons are business people-traders, shippers, importers and exporters. For centuries they thrived economically while other Muslim groups struggled. As Pakistan grew in stability, the Memons expanded their trades. Several built international empires.

Centuries before independence, the Memons practiced charity and social involvement. Wherever they migrate, they establish social and welfare committees. Any member of their group can ask for help, making sure that they don't face dire poverty like many of the other Islamic groups of south Asia.

But turmoil in Pakistan has caused the Memons to feel unwanted. Yusuf Haroon, a leading Memon said, "Memons are finished in Pakistan." Still, in spite of repeated political maneuvers to destroy their power, the Memons rise like a phoenix. But many have shifted their centers of activity to other countries. For example, they are prominent in India, especially the city of Mumbai.

In their international trade, they meet Christ's followers. Will those believers show the Spirit of Christ? Will this socially exclusive ethnic group welcome friendships with believers? Pray that followers of Christ, involved in international business, will demonstrate God's priorities of love, humility, justice and mercy. Pray that Memon businessmen will encounter revelations of Jesus and turn to Him.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-06
People Name General Memon
People Name in Country Memon
Population in India 574,000
World Population 702,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kachchh Memon, Kachchhi Memon, Kachhi, Kuchchi Memon, Kutchi Memon, Mamar, मेमोन
People ID 17530
ROP3 Code 112952
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Memon
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 8
Largest Subgroups
Halai
36,000
Surti
34,000
Kachchhi
33,000
Talwadi
33,000
Sindhi
8,900
Dhoka
8,000
Veravada
7,600
Dhoraji Bhavnagri
7,400
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Memon
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 8
  Halai 36,000
  Surti 34,000
  Kachchhi 33,000
  Talwadi 33,000
  Sindhi 8,900
  Dhoka 8,000
  Veravada 7,600
  Dhoraji Bhavnagri 7,400
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
314,000
Maharashtra
246,000
Kerala
3,600
Tamil Nadu
2,300
Madhya Pradesh
2,000
Karnataka
1,500
Goa
1,100
Daman and Diu
800
Delhi
700
Rajasthan
600
Telangana
600
Dadra and Nagar Have
400
West Bengal
300
Chhattisgarh
200
Uttar Pradesh
200
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 18
  Gujarat 314,000
  Maharashtra 246,000
  Kerala 3,600
  Tamil Nadu 2,300
  Madhya Pradesh 2,000
  Karnataka 1,500
  Goa 1,100
  Daman and Diu 800
  Delhi 700
  Rajasthan 600
  Telangana 600
  Dadra and Nagar Have 400
  West Bengal 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Uttar Pradesh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (501,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
43,000
Konkani
11,000
Sindhi
7,700
Urdu
5,600
Saurashtra
600
Konkani, Goan
400
Ahirani
60
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (501,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 43,000
  Konkani 11,000
  Sindhi 7,700
  Urdu 5,600
  Saurashtra 600
  Konkani, Goan 400
  Ahirani 60
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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