Merat (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
293,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 293,000
World Population 376,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6 to 8
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(174,000)
Rajasthan
(119,000)
Uttarakhand
(800)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Uttar Pradesh (174,000)
  Rajasthan (119,000)
  Uttarakhand (800)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (211,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Merwari
(35,000)
Marwari
(27,000)
Dhundari
(6,500)
Awadhi
(3,700)
Mewari
(2,900)
Hindi
(1,900)
Kanauji
(900)
Bhojpuri
(900)
Haroti: Harauti
(800)
Shekhawati
(400)
Bagri
(200)
Bundeli
(100)
Garhwali
(50)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (211,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Merwari (35,000)
  Marwari (27,000)
  Dhundari (6,500)
  Awadhi (3,700)
  Mewari (2,900)
  Hindi (1,900)
  Kanauji (900)
  Bhojpuri (900)
  Haroti: Harauti (800)
  Shekhawati (400)
  Bagri (200)
  Bundeli (100)
  Garhwali (50)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
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 - 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 God's 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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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