Pashtun Maliar in Pakistan

The Pashtun Maliar have only been reported in Pakistan
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Introduction / History

The Maliar of Pakistan live in the Potohar region of the Punjab and in the Peshawar Valley. Their religion is Islam. Maliar comes from the Sanskrit language. Malakara meaning makers of garland.

The Maliar were not allowed to be involved in the armed forces as they were not classed as a martial race by the British when they were in charge. They were classed as non-martial because their lifestyle involved a lot of sitting down.


Where Are they Located?

In the Potohar region, the Maliar have large numbers in the Attock district where they are the fourth largest tribe. In the Attock district, Dhok Maliaran is one of their main villages. They live in most villages in the region of Potohar. In the Jhelum district, Kazi Hussain is a main Maliar village.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Maliar speak in the Potwari language or in Hindko which is similar.

Some of the Maliar have emigrated to western countries. Restrictions have been eased in Pakistan leading to those who work in horticulture becoming wholesalers of fruit and vegetables.

In the past the Maliar were mistreated by Pashtun landlords. The Maliar are farm tenants and small peasant farmers. In Punjabi, Maliar means gardener or cultivator.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian materials will bring many of the Maliar to Jesus Christ.
* Pray against the hostility by Muslims in Pakistan towards Pakistani Christians.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/maliar


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-20
People Name General Pashtun Maliar
People Name in Country Pashtun Maliar
Population in Pakistan 662,000
World Population 662,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names मलीयर
People ID 19454
ROP3 Code 115595
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Punjab
606,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
49,000
Islamabad
4,200
Federally Administer
3,600
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Punjab 606,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 49,000
  Islamabad 4,200
  Federally Administer 3,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (524,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Urdu
44,000
Hindko, Southern
16,000
Hindko, Northern
14,000
Pashto, Northern
9,000
Pashto, Central
7,000
Shina, Kohistani
3,100
Pahari-Potwari
2,300
Saraiki
500
Shina
500
Kohistani, Indus
100
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (524,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 44,000
  Hindko, Southern 16,000
  Hindko, Northern 14,000
  Pashto, Northern 9,000
  Pashto, Central 7,000
  Shina, Kohistani 3,100
  Pahari-Potwari 2,300
  Saraiki 500
  Shina 500
  Kohistani, Indus 100
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 Yes  (1959)
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 Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
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 Naveed Akhtar 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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