Mirasi (Muslim traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Balmiki Unknown
Dom Unknown

Introduction / History

They are also called Pakhwaji, because of they play the timbrel. The word Mirasi comes from the Arabic word "miras" which means inheritance. Many sub groups exist among them.


Where Are they Located?

Mirasi people are a caste living in the northern parts of India. Some have migrated to nearby states. Mirasis in Uttar Pradesh live in regions such as Meerut. They live in most parts of Punjab state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Mirasi people entertain at fairs and sing at weddings. Many are laborers, and farming tenants, and also sell vegetables. The well-educated work in government, serve in the military and do research for genealogies.

They have a caste council to judge in disputes and make sure that the people behave as they should. Mirasi people do not marry outside their group. They speak Magadhi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Punjabi, and Hindi.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mirasi people consist of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs. The Muslims among them believe the basic tenets of Islam, but their Islam is tainted with Hindu beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with three major religions within their families and communities.

Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, but Mirasi people remain an unreached people group.

They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mirasi (Muslim traditions) in India.

* Pray that Mirasi Muslim people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
* Pray that Mirasi Muslims will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know and follow the one true God.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among Mirasi Muslims, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Mirasi Muslim families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mirasi


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-08-11
People Name General Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
World Population 1,968,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhand, Charan, Dhadhi, Dom, Dum, Langah, Mir, Mira, Miralm, Mir-Alm, Miriasi, Miriasin, Nagarchi, Pakhwadji, Pakhwaji, Shaikh, Sheikh, Tasbirdar, मिरसी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17622
ROP3 Code 113057
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Haryana
16,000
Punjab
11,000
Gujarat
3,100
Jammu and Kashmir
2,900
Bihar
2,700
Madhya Pradesh
2,100
Himachal Pradesh
1,700
Delhi
500
Chandigarh
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Haryana 16,000
  Punjab 11,000
  Gujarat 3,100
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,900
  Bihar 2,700
  Madhya Pradesh 2,100
  Himachal Pradesh 1,700
  Delhi 500
  Chandigarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (22,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
11,000
Gujarati
2,400
Dogri
1,500
Kashmiri
600
Marwari
400
Haryanvi
400
Magahi
300
Kacchi
200
Bhojpuri
200
Kangri
200
Bhattiyali
100
Bagri
100
Chambeali
60
Bilaspuri
30
Mandeali
20
Primary Language Urdu (22,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 11,000
  Gujarati 2,400
  Dogri 1,500
  Kashmiri 600
  Marwari 400
  Haryanvi 400
  Magahi 300
  Kacchi 200
  Bhojpuri 200
  Kangri 200
  Bhattiyali 100
  Bagri 100
  Chambeali 60
  Bilaspuri 30
  Mandeali 20
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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 Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
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 Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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 Galen Frysinger 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.