Mahratta in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

The Mahratta are proud Kshatriya people from Maharashtra, mainly speaking Marathi.
They are located across Marathwaada while some are found along borders with Karnataka. A smaller number live further west in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. Mainly "kunbi" (farmer) by class, almost all rural Maratha families own land and raise farm crops. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.
They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. Arranged marriage is not strictly enforced, and a boy can marry a girl of his choice if she is a Brahmin or a Maratha. Marathas are somewhat tolerant towards other cultures. But as they consider themselves upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.
The main objective of a middle-class Mahratta family is a secure future for themselves and their children, so financial success is a dominant concern.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hindu Mahratta usually worship Shiva as their family god and consider Shivaji as their leader. Mahrattas usually revere their land and earth as their mother. They fiercely defend their culture, language and history. This brings up an important point: Hinduism is an important aspect of their culture. Telling them to stop giving their allegiance to these gods is easily viewed as an attack on their culture.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hindu Mahratta people need the spiritual discernment and the humility it takes to recognize Jesus Christ for who he is.


Prayer Points

Pray the Mahratta would see they can enjoy abundant life if they put their trust in Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to intervene in their families, calling people to his side and blessing them in every way.
Pray for loving workers.
Pray for their hearts to be drawn to the Lord of lords.
Pray for a church planting movement to thrive in their communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Mahratta in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

The Maratha

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Mahratta
People Name in Country Mahratta
Pronunciation mah-RAH-tah
Alternate Names Aray Mahratta; Are Kshatriya; Are Mahratta; Are Maratha; Arya; Arya Mahratta; Bargi; Maharashtrian; Maharathi; Maharatta Kshatriya; Mahratta Kshatriya; Maratha; Marathi; Maratta; Naratha; Rao; महरातटा
Population this Country 3,900
Population all Countries 31,332,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17554
ROP3 Code 112978
ROP25 Code 305198
ROP25 Name Maratha
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh 3,900
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Sindhi (3,300 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
300
Kacchi
100
Urdu
100
Primary Language Sindhi (3,300 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 300
  Kacchi 100
  Urdu 100
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)
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
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General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
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Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Santosh Wadghule - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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