Megh (Hindu 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 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 Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Megh (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation meeg
Population this Country 374,000
Population all Countries 4,996,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
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 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 3
Largest States
Sindh
348,000
Punjab
20,000
Balochistan
5,900
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 3
  Sindh 348,000
  Punjab 20,000
  Balochistan 5,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (212,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
106,000
Saraiki
35,000
Punjabi, Western
21,000
Marwari
5,400
Marwari
5,000
Kacchi
1,700
Urdu
1,200
Koli, Wadiyari
400
Goaria
200
Koli, Parkari
200
Bagri
200
Primary Language Sindhi (212,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 106,000
  Saraiki 35,000
  Punjabi, Western 21,000
  Marwari 5,400
  Marwari 5,000
  Kacchi 1,700
  Urdu 1,200
  Koli, Wadiyari 400
  Goaria 200
  Koli, Parkari 200
  Bagri 200
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source 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


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