Merat (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
299,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Merat of India are Rajputs and they live in Rajasthan. They are also called Merat-Kathat. They speak Marwari, Urdu and Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Merat have four subdivisions. They speak in Marwari with each other. They have village elders who judge in community matters and they give fines to those found guilty.

The Merat are farmers but they do not have large pieces of land. Many work as laborers. Their traditions are a mixture of Islam and Hinduism. The Merat are exogamous, which means they marry outside their group. They have descended from Rao Meraji Chauhan who had two sons who were recognized when in the army for their bravery.

The Merat read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians but do not eat beef or pork. They eat potatoes and other vegetables. Wheat is a main cereal that they eat. The Merat like milk and dairy products and they drink tea. The men sometimes drink alcohol but not often. The Merat smoke Bidi and chew Betel leaves. They have special foods for festivals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

For some of them their religion is Islam and for others it is Hinduism. This could be an obstacle with there being two religions here.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian literature and recordings will bring the Merat to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Merat dreams and visions leading them to Salvation as is happening to many Muslims and Hindus.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/merat
People of India: Rajasthan, K. S. Singh, ed. Popular Prakashan, 1998


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Merat (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Merat (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 299,000
World Population 379,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kathak, Mer, Mer Kathak, Mera, Merat Kathat, Meri, Mewati, मेरात (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17532
ROP3 Code 112954
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (179,000) Rajasthan (119,000) Uttarakhand (900)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Uttar Pradesh (179,000) Rajasthan (119,000)
Uttarakhand (900)
Primary Language: Urdu (207,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Merwari (35,000) Marwari (25,000) Dhundari (6,500)
Awadhi (3,700) Mewari (2,800) Hindi (2,000)
Kanauji (900) Bhojpuri (800) Haroti: Harauti (600)
Shekhawati (400) Bagri (100) Bundeli (100)
Garhwali (50)
Primary Language: Urdu (207,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Merwari (35,000) Marwari (25,000)
Dhundari (6,500) Awadhi (3,700)
Mewari (2,800) Hindi (2,000)
Kanauji (900) Bhojpuri (800)
Haroti: Harauti (600) Shekhawati (400)
Bagri (100) Bundeli (100)
Garhwali (50)
Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible 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 Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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