The Merat people are one of the many Rajput peoples of South Asia. The Rajputs have a long history of gaining power through their military prowess.
Women within the Merat Rajput community are expected to give birth to a son. Daughters result in future dowry costs, and sons are family assets. According to their customs, Merat girls must marry men from a higher caste. Marrying into a higher caste means paying a larger, often unaffordable, dowry to the groom's family.
Although the Merats are Muslims, their culture and religion is a hybrid of Hindu and Muslim traditions.
The Merat people need the chance to hear and respond to the voice of the only savior, Jesus Christ.
Pray that dehumanizing cultural beliefs and practices would be overturned by a saving knowledge of Christ.
Pray for God's Kingdom to come to the Merat community in such a way that righteousness, justice, and love would define them, and Christ would be glorified.
Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to go to the Merat people in Pakistan.
Scripture Prayers for the Merat (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Merat (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Merat (Muslim traditions)|
|Alternate Names||Kathak; Mer; Mer Kathak; Mera; Merat Kathat; Meri; Mewati; मेरात (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Population this Country||92,000|
|Population all Countries||447,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Primary Language||Saraiki (32,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||skr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Saraiki
Bible Translation Status: Unspecified
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Saraiki||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Miniafia Oyan: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Saraiki||Literacy & Evangelism International|