Med in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Med only in Pakistan
Population
24,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

According to the Med people, they came from Gandava in the Kacchi region of Balochistan and migrated to the Makran coast, where many of them live today.

They are of diverse origin. They have four clans, each of which claims that they can trace their origins back to a different ethnic group. This suggests that the Med people absorb other ethnic groups that migrate to Makran.


Where Are they Located?

The Meh people live in Pakistan's southwestern Baloch Province. Specifically, they live in the southern part of Balochistan on the Makran coast in a district called Lasbela. Some live in the nearby city of Karachi. The location is semi-desert even though it is on the coast of the Arabian Sea.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Med people are the most prominent fishing community in Pakistan's Baloch Province. Those who live in Iran are either fishermen or farmers.

The Med people speak Balochi, and consider themselves to be Baloch, but other ethnic groups see them as different and distinct.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Med people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim.


What Are Their Needs?

The Med people have almost no chance to hear about the power and love of Jesus Christ, the only One who can save us from sin. Believers need to go to the Med people with music, plays, and stories about the ways of Jesus.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Med people to have the chance to meet the One who called His disciples to become fishers of men. Pray that they will become fishers of men in Pakistan and Iran.
* Pray for Baloch language materials to become readily available to the Med people.
* Pray for a movement to Christ among the Med people.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med_people
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120418053915AA0kHbV


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Med
People Name in Country Med
Population in Pakistan 24,000
World Population 24,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names मेड
People ID 19456
ROP3 Code 115597
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Balochistan (24,000)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Balochi, Southern (17,000 speakers)
Language Code bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Brahui
(2,100)
Balochi, Eastern
(800)
Urdu
(800)
Waneci
(700)
Saraiki
(400)
Jadgali
(200)
Balochi, Western
(90)
Pashto, Central
(20)
People Groups Speaking Balochi, Southern
Primary Language Balochi, Southern (17,000 speakers)
Language Code bcc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Brahui (2,100)
  Balochi, Eastern (800)
  Urdu (800)
  Waneci (700)
  Saraiki (400)
  Jadgali (200)
  Balochi, Western (90)
  Pashto, Central (20)
People Groups Speaking Balochi, Southern

Primary Language:  Balochi, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1992-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1999)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Balochi, Southern
Film / Video The Prophets Story - Tamil Musalmani (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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