Maliar in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Maliar only in Pakistan
Population
753,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 Maliar
People Name in Country Maliar
Population in Pakistan 753,000
World Population 753,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names मलीयर
People ID 19454
ROP3 Code 115595
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Largest States
Punjab (590,000) Islamabad (115,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (47,000)
Federally Administer (200)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Punjab (590,000) Islamabad (115,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (47,000) Federally Administer (200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (572,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (73,000) Hindko, Southern (42,000) Hindko, Northern (14,000)
Pashto, Northern (9,000) Pashto, Central (6,400) Shina, Kohistani (3,100)
Pahari-Potwari (2,300) Saraiki (500) Shina (500)
Kohistani, Indus (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (572,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (73,000) Hindko, Southern (42,000)
Hindko, Northern (14,000) Pashto, Northern (9,000)
Pashto, Central (6,400) Shina, Kohistani (3,100)
Pahari-Potwari (2,300) Saraiki (500)
Shina (500) Kohistani, Indus (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Bible-in-Your-Language
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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


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