Megh (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Gujjar Megh 20,000
Charania Meghval 16,000
Marwadi Megh 8,800
Mahesri Megh 8,700
Charania Megh 4,200

Introduction

The Megh (or Meghwal) are a Scheduled Caste whose primary occupation is farming. They worship Ram Devji and Bankar Mataji as the chief god and goddess of the community. Nowadays, the caste prejudice against them has died down to a large extent except in some remote areas. They have achieved moderate progress in education and their literacy rate has been improving.


Ministry Obstacles

The New Testament, Jesus film, and other tools are available. Workers are needed to take the Gospel message to this community.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Lord will give Megh families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those who will be soon be found. Pray they will accurately understand the message of the Gospel of Christ, and be able to teach it accurately to others in their community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for an improvement in living conditions for this low caste community, for educational opportunities for the children, and employment opportunities for the adults.


Scripture Prayers for the Megh (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-22
People Name General Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Megh (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation meeg
World Population 4,007,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 79
Alternate Names Arya Megh; Arya-Megh; Bhagat; Ganeshia; Kabirpanthi; Meg; Megh; Meghbangsi; Meghbansi; Meghwal; Mihagh; Mihngh; Okhera; Rakhesar; Rakhia; Rikhia; Rishia; मेघ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17527
ROP3 Code 112948
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
3,033,000
Jammu and Kashmir
354,000
Gujarat
219,000
Punjab
137,000
Madhya Pradesh
80,000
Haryana
51,000
Maharashtra
40,000
Delhi
5,900
Karnataka
2,000
Himachal Pradesh
1,800
Uttar Pradesh
1,700
Uttarakhand
700
Chandigarh
400
Daman and Diu
200
West Bengal
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  Rajasthan 3,033,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 354,000
  Gujarat 219,000
  Punjab 137,000
  Madhya Pradesh 80,000
  Haryana 51,000
  Maharashtra 40,000
  Delhi 5,900
  Karnataka 2,000
  Himachal Pradesh 1,800
  Uttar Pradesh 1,700
  Uttarakhand 700
  Chandigarh 400
  Daman and Diu 200
  West Bengal 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,596,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
841,000
Punjabi, Eastern
263,000
Dogri
198,000
Shekhawati
174,000
Gujarati
158,000
Merwari
136,000
Bagri
136,000
Mewari
76,000
Kacchi
69,000
Dhundari
59,000
Haroti: Harauti
53,000
Marathi
21,000
Sindhi
17,000
Kashmiri
13,000
Bhadrawahi
12,000
Primary Language Hindi (1,596,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 841,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 263,000
  Dogri 198,000
  Shekhawati 174,000
  Gujarati 158,000
  Merwari 136,000
  Bagri 136,000
  Mewari 76,000
  Kacchi 69,000
  Dhundari 59,000
  Haroti: Harauti 53,000
  Marathi 21,000
  Sindhi 17,000
  Kashmiri 13,000
  Bhadrawahi 12,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more