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.

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.


Prayer Focus

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 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
Population this Country 4,701,000
Population all Countries 5,093,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 94
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
3,603,000
Jammu and Kashmir
421,000
Gujarat
261,000
Punjab
163,000
Madhya Pradesh
95,000
Haryana
60,000
Maharashtra
48,000
Delhi
7,000
Karnataka
2,300
Himachal Pradesh
2,100
Uttar Pradesh
2,000
Uttarakhand
800
Chandigarh
500
Daman and Diu
200
Chhattisgarh
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 3,603,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 421,000
  Gujarat 261,000
  Punjab 163,000
  Madhya Pradesh 95,000
  Haryana 60,000
  Maharashtra 48,000
  Delhi 7,000
  Karnataka 2,300
  Himachal Pradesh 2,100
  Uttar Pradesh 2,000
  Uttarakhand 800
  Chandigarh 500
  Daman and Diu 200
  Chhattisgarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,602,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
1,092,000
Punjabi, Eastern
264,000
Dogri
198,000
Shekhawati
175,000
Gujarati
158,000
Bagri
136,000
Kacchi
69,000
Mewari
67,000
Dhundari
62,000
Haroti: Harauti
53,000
Marathi
21,000
Sindhi
14,000
Kashmiri
13,000
Bhadrawahi
12,000
Malvi
11,000
Primary Language Hindi (1,602,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 1,092,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 264,000
  Dogri 198,000
  Shekhawati 175,000
  Gujarati 158,000
  Bagri 136,000
  Kacchi 69,000
  Mewari 67,000
  Dhundari 62,000
  Haroti: Harauti 53,000
  Marathi 21,000
  Sindhi 14,000
  Kashmiri 13,000
  Bhadrawahi 12,000
  Malvi 11,000
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  (1835-2019)
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 DAVAR Partners recording, Old 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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
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.
Photo Source Meena Kadri - Flickr  Creative Commons 
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