Meo (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
284,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Meo though calling themselves Muslim have their roots in Hindu society

In Rajasthan, the Meo speak Mewati and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice as cereals. They believe in monogamy. Divorce is allowed. Property goes to the sons on the death of the father and the dead are buried. Agriculture and working with livestock are their main occupations. Traditional councils settle disputes and have power. They believe in education and modern medicines.

In Haryana the Meo speak Haryanvi. They sometimes get involved in Hindu festivals and some believe in Hindu deities.

In Delhi they have Hindu and Islam rituals with births and marriages. Many of them are laborers.

In Madhya Pradesh the Meo have cousin marriages. Some of the Meo live in Uttar Pradesh too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the traditional council leaders of the Meo will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Meo (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Meo (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 284,000
World Population 288,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6 to 8
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Koli Samaj, Me, Mes, Meta, Mewati, Wadha Koli, Wadha-Koli, मीयो (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17531
ROP3 Code 112953
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Haryana
(150,000)
Delhi
(109,000)
Punjab
(13,000)
Rajasthan
(6,700)
Uttar Pradesh
(4,600)
Uttarakhand
(400)
Gujarat
(300)
Chandigarh
(300)
Himachal Pradesh
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Haryana (150,000)
  Delhi (109,000)
  Punjab (13,000)
  Rajasthan (6,700)
  Uttar Pradesh (4,600)
  Uttarakhand (400)
  Gujarat (300)
  Chandigarh (300)
  Himachal Pradesh (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (258,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Mewari
(41,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(11,000)
Haryanvi
(2,900)
Bagri
(1,200)
Dhundari
(800)
Garhwali
(400)
Kacchi
(300)
Kangri
(40)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (258,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Mewari (41,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (11,000)
  Haryanvi (2,900)
  Bagri (1,200)
  Dhundari (800)
  Garhwali (400)
  Kacchi (300)
  Kangri (40)
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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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