This Muslim people group lives in Rajasthan, which was once a corridor where Islamic armies invaded the Hindu subcontinent. At some point they converted from Hinduism to Islam.
The Muslim Nyaria people live in Rajasthan, a state in northwestern India where almost everyone is a Hindu.
The Nyaria people are noted for their folk tales regarding their religious festivals and prophets. They often learn the Urdu language in their madrasas, Islamic religious schools.
The Nyaria people are Sunni Muslims. They pray at the mosque on Fridays, but they also go on their own pilgrimage to Ajmer Shariff. Like other Muslims in India, the Nyaria people blend other beliefs in with their form of Islam. They look to charms and amulets to protect them on a daily basis, though they depend on Allah, the God of Islam, for eternal salvation.
The Nyaria people need to put their faith and hope in Jesus Christ alone, not in any religious system.
Pray the hearts of the Nyaria people would be stirred to hunger after God, to drink of living water.
Pray for family-based disciple-making movements to soon transform Nyaria society, blessing them spiritually and economically.
Pray for the Lord to move in the hearts of believers to give up their own rights and sacrifice their lives to see the Nyaria people blessed by the work of Jesus Christ, the only Savior.
Scripture Prayers for the Nyaria in India.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Nyaria|
|People Name in Country||Nyaria|
|Alternate Names||Niyargaran; Nyargar; Pathan; Shaikh Niyariya; Sheikh Niyariya; न्यारिया|
|Population this Country||3,800|
|Population all Countries||3,800|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marwari (2,600 speakers)|
|Language Code||rwr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marwari
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-2023)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Marwari||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel website in this language||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|