Murao (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 7

Subgroup Name Population
Hardiya 1,000
Saksena 800
Kanaujia 400
Bhagta 300
Kachhi 200
Kachhwaha 200
Thakuria 200

Introduction / History

Murao comes from a variation of the Hindi word mula, meaning radish. Traditionally they were farmers, famous for growing radishes. The Murao in India live in Uttar Pradesh while those in Pakistan are in the Sindh Province. Those in Pakistan speak Sindhi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Murao people do what they have been doing for generations: farming and selling their crops or working as unskilled laborers. The Murao people maintain good relationships with a broad spectrum of other communities, even ones with much lower status. However, they will only marry within their own community. Marriages are arranged by elders from both families. A Hindu priest officiates at the gate of their house for the wedding. They circle a sacred fire seven times to seal their marriage. When it comes to education, Murao parents want their sons to get a good education although many must drop out for economic reasons. Some of the younger Murao men who have access to education have become professionals or government employees. Murao girls are marginalized by not having access to higher education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion, and they have their own festivals and ceremonies. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse. They might worship one god, many gods or adhere to a philosophical belief and not worship any.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer life to the full. But first, someone must go to them with the gospel.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Murao (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

Pray they will have messengers of the good news of Christ sent to them. Pray that Murao disciples will make more disciples until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God and represent His kingdom in Pakistan. Pray for the Lord to open hearts to see and receive the living Christ.


References

https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/murao/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Murao (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Murao (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 56,000
Population all Countries 120,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Mauriya; Morio; Moro; Mur; Murari; Muro; मुराव (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17627
ROP3 Code 113062
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh 55,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (37,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Urdu
8,400
Saraiki
7,300
Punjabi, Western
2,200
Bagri
400
Koli, Parkari
200
Primary Language Sindhi (37,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 8,400
  Saraiki 7,300
  Punjabi, Western 2,200
  Bagri 400
  Koli, Parkari 200
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)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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