Mirasi (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mirasi (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
203,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mirasi are a caste living in the north of India. There are Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims amongst them. They are also called the Pakhwaji because of them playing the timbrel. The word Mirasi comes from the Arabic word Miras which means inheritance.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mirasi of North India entertain at fairs in rural Punjab. Many are now laborers. Some have migrated to nearby states.

The Mirasi in Uttar Pradesh are in regions such as Meerut. They have a Caste Council who judge in disputes and see that the people behave as they should. They are Sunni Muslims but some worship Hindu deities and Sikh gurus. They speak Urdu and Hindi.

The Mirasi of Bihar have become farmers. Some sing songs at weddings. Many are Shia Muslims. They live in Bhagalpur and other regions of the state. They speak Magadhi and in Urdu.

The Mirasi of Rajasthan live in Bikaner and other regions. A lot of them are farming tenants now. They speak a form of Rajasthani.

The Mirasi in Haryana live in Mewat among other regions. Most work as laborers. They are regarded as being of lower status and suffer exclusion. They are endogamous, which means they do not marry outside their group. They speak Haryanvi and Urdu.

In Delhi the Mirasi are musicians. They are Muslims. Many have small businesses such as vegetable selling.

In the Indian Punjab, the Mirasi are Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. They speak in Punjabi and Urdu and are genealogists.

There are many sub groups among the Mirasi.

In the Pakistan Punjab, the Mirasi speak in Punjabi and Urdu. They are entertainers. Many are Muslims. They are in most places in the Punjab. Many are farm workers. Some are sales people. The well-educated are in government and military work also.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Mirasi are given dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that materials like the Jesus film lead them to Salvation too.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mirasi


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-04
People Name General Mirasi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mirasi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 203,000
World Population 203,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Baisi, Bhand, Charan, Charan Bhat, Dhadhi, Dhadi, Dhagri, Dum, Gathala, Halwe, Hurkiya, Kalawant, Kuchra, Langah, Merasi, Mir, Miralm, Nagarchi, Pakwadji, Pakwaji, Ranwal, Shaikh, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, Simrachhukar, Tasbirdar, मिरसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17562
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: 13
Largest States
Punjab (110,000) Haryana (69,000) Chandigarh (11,000)
Himachal Pradesh (6,200) Uttarakhand (4,400) Rajasthan (1,200)
Delhi (300) Jammu and Kashmir (300) Gujarat (100)
Maharashtra (70) Uttar Pradesh (70) Daman and Diu (30)
Karnataka (20)
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: 13
Punjab (110,000) Haryana (69,000)
Chandigarh (11,000) Himachal Pradesh (6,200)
Uttarakhand (4,400) Rajasthan (1,200)
Delhi (300) Jammu and Kashmir (300)
Gujarat (100) Maharashtra (70)
Uttar Pradesh (70) Daman and Diu (30)
Karnataka (20)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (97,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (75,000) Haryanvi (10,000) Bagri (3,500)
Kangri (2,900) Kumaoni (2,400) Mewari (700)
Pahari, Mahasu (600) Chambeali (500) Marwari (400)
Mandeali (300) Bilaspuri (300) Gujarati (100)
Bhattiyali (100) Ladakhi (70) Pahari, Kullu (60)
Kashmiri (40) Balti (30) Sirmauri (30)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (97,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (75,000) Haryanvi (10,000)
Bagri (3,500) Kangri (2,900)
Kumaoni (2,400) Mewari (700)
Pahari, Mahasu (600) Chambeali (500)
Marwari (400) Mandeali (300)
Bilaspuri (300) Gujarati (100)
Bhattiyali (100) Ladakhi (70)
Pahari, Kullu (60) Kashmiri (40)
Balti (30) Sirmauri (30)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
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 Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.17 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.83 %
Islam
0.00 %
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
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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