Meo (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Dimrot 2,200
Chirklot 2,000
Landawat 1,100

Introduction / History

The Meo people have a Rajput background, so they once served in the military. Most are Muslim, but there is also a Hindu community among them. The Meo people live in some of the least reached parts of north-central India. In Rajasthan, the Meo speak Mewati and read and write in Devanagari. In Haryana the Meo speak Haryanvi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Agriculture and working with livestock are their main occupations. Many of them are day laborers. Their marriages are between one man and one woman. They allow for divorce. In Madhya Pradesh the Meo usually marry their cousins. Property goes to the sons when the father dies. Traditional councils settle their disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Meo people have a strong Muslim community, but there is also a Hindu equivalent. Though there is not likely to be marriage between members of both communities, they tend to blend their religious rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Meo people need to have the chance to enjoy all the blessings of Jesus Christ, but they live in parts of India where His name is seldom proclaimed.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Meo (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that the traditional council leaders of the Meo will come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire community into a Christ-ward movement. * Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to put their faith in the One who came to give life to the full.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-04
People Name General Meo (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Meo (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation MAY-oh
Population this Country 269,000
Population all Countries 272,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Koli Samaj; Me; Mes; Meta; Mewati; Wadha Koli; Wadha-Koli; मीयो (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17531
ROP3 Code 112953
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Haryana
141,000
Delhi
104,000
Punjab
13,000
Rajasthan
6,300
Uttar Pradesh
4,400
Uttarakhand
400
Gujarat
300
Chandigarh
200
Himachal Pradesh
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Haryana 141,000
  Delhi 104,000
  Punjab 13,000
  Rajasthan 6,300
  Uttar Pradesh 4,400
  Uttarakhand 400
  Gujarat 300
  Chandigarh 200
  Himachal Pradesh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (208,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Mewari
46,000
Punjabi, Eastern
11,000
Haryanvi
4,100
Bagri
1,200
Dhundari
800
Garhwali
400
Kacchi
300
Kangri
40
Primary Language Hindi (208,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Mewari 46,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 11,000
  Haryanvi 4,100
  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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Kerry Olson  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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