Meo (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

Hindu Meo people have a Rajput background, so they once served in the military. The vast majority of them live in northern India, though a small number are in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Meo people work as livestock farmers and are famous all over India for their cattle breeding. Many of them are day laborers. Some Meo own trucking businesses while some are in government service, including the military and police. Others work as skilled and unskilled daily wage laborers. A small number are plumbers and electricians, and some are known for their basketry. Their marriages are between one man and one woman. They allow for divorce. Property goes to the sons when the father dies. Traditional councils settle their disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Meo people represent a blending of Hinduism and Islam. Most profess beliefs of Islam, but the roots of their community are in their Hindu past, and some remain Hindu. They attempt serving the gods of both religions, abiding by both sets of laws. No historical records are available to explain when their conversion to Islam happened or why; it is generally believed they embraced Islam in the seventeenth century.


What Are Their Needs?

The Meo people, be they Hindu, Muslim or somewhere in between, do not have access to the grace of Jesus Christ until someone tells them. Pakistan is very opposed to the spread of the gospel to any community.


Prayer Points

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

Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Meo people in Pakistan. Pray for God to make a way for the Hindu Meo people in Pakistan to hear and respond to the gospel. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Hindu Meo people in Pakistan. Pray for loving and courageous workers to go to them in both India and Pakistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meo_(ethnic_group)
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/meo/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Meo (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Meo (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation MAY-oh
Population this Country 5,400
Population all Countries 275,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Koli Samaj; Me; Mes; Meta; Mewati; Wadha Koli; Wadha-Koli; मीयो (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17531
ROP3 Code 112953
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh 5,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (4,600 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
1,500
Saraiki
300
Punjabi, Western
200
Primary Language Sindhi (4,600 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 1,500
  Saraiki 300
  Punjabi, Western 200
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from Faith Comes By Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Kerry Olson  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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