Makrani (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.

Introduction

The name Makrani is likely to have been derived from their original location, Makran, in Baluchistan (now in Pakistan). They marry only within their own people group. They use surnames such as Askani, Baluch, Ring-baluch, Mullajia and Gudijal. Birth, circumcision, marriage, and death rituals are observed according to Islamic traditions along with some Hindu rituals. The community council (or jamat) leads the community and regulates socio-religious affairs. They are Sunni Muslims. Traditionally, they accept food from all Muslims and high-caste Hindus. The Makrana were traditionally soldiers, but farming is now their primary occupation.


Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan is hostile to Christian witness, and the challenges are many.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for the Christians in Pakistan, for the Lord's protection and provision for them. Pray some of the Makrani people will come in contact with true followers of Jesus, and will be deeply impacted by them.


Prayer Focus

None of the Muslim Makrani have identified themselves as Christians, in either Pakistan or India. There may be a few secret believers, and we should pray for these. We should also pray for others who will soon come to saving faith in Christ. Pray for spiritual strengthening, that they will be able to resist pressure to re-convert. Please pray the Makrani will gain no satisfaction from their traditional religion, but will instead hunger to know the God who loves them and who has revealed himself in his son, Jesus the Messiah.


Scripture Prayers for the Makrani (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Makrani (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Makrani (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 82,000
Population all Countries 114,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Makh; Makhdum; Makrana; मकरानी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17420
ROP3 Code 112821
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
82,000
Islamabad
400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 82,000
  Islamabad 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
32,000
Punjabi, Western
8,700
Saraiki
1,500
Marwari
900
Kacchi
800
Dhatki
200
Primary Language Urdu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 32,000
  Punjabi, Western 8,700
  Saraiki 1,500
  Marwari 900
  Kacchi 800
  Dhatki 200
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2019)
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
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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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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