Mallah (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
387,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Mallah are the traditional boatmen caste and ethnic group of North India, East India, and Pakistan. The word mallaah is said to come from an Arabic word which means navigation on the sea or in the air. They are related to the Kewat community, who form the bulk of the boatmen class of North India. In Pakistan, many have seen their traditional areas of habitation washed away by the sea. An important subsidiary occupation is animal husbandry, with the Mallaah raising cattle. The Mallaah community consists of a number of clans, referred to as nukh, the largest Mallaah nukh being the Dablo.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be the biggest barrier to its life-giving message in Pakistan.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that, as is happening among several Muslims, the Mallah may experience dreams and visions of Jesus. Pray that God's people will encounter the Mallah and explain more fully who the man in their dreams is.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Mallah community have reported themselves as Christians to the census in either Pakistan, India, or Bangladesh. Please pray for any secret believers to find each other for the purpose of mutual encouragement and instruction.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Mallah people will be able to provide good education for their children, and will be able to make necessary adjustments to a rapidly changing world.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mallah (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mallah (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 387,000
World Population 471,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Machhua, Muriari, Muriyari, मल्लाह (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17624
ROP3 Code 113059
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Punjab
(339,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(43,000)
Sindh
(4,300)
Federally Administer
(300)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Punjab (339,000)
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (43,000)
  Sindh (4,300)
  Federally Administer (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (248,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
(70,000)
Urdu
(22,000)
Bagri
(6,300)
Marwari
(5,900)
Hindko, Southern
(5,800)
Hindko, Northern
(3,700)
Sindhi
(600)
Pashto, Northern
(400)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (248,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki (70,000)
  Urdu (22,000)
  Bagri (6,300)
  Marwari (5,900)
  Hindko, Southern (5,800)
  Hindko, Northern (3,700)
  Sindhi (600)
  Pashto, Northern (400)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete No
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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
Unknown
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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