Mehar in India

The Mehar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Hadati 3,700
Kumdali 3,700

Introduction / History

The Mehar are a Scheduled Caste living in the Hadoti Region of Rajasthan. They speak in Haranti which is an Indo Aryan language. The Mehar have several clans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of them own land. They work in farming and the women help as farm laborers. They have their own water wells. They have a low education level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. Mehars have what anthropologists call a "joking relationship" with the younger siblings of the opposite sex. They must be serious and behave themselves with the older sibling of their own gender. And if their mother in law shows up, they will probably leave the room out of deference.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mehar are Hindus and have their own festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mehar people need to experience the love and protection of God the Father.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mehar in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will lead them into a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead them to put their faith in Him alone. * Pray for intercessors and workers to go to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the blessings of Jesus.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-09
People Name General Mehar
People Name in Country Mehar
Population this Country 80,000
Population all Countries 80,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Meher; Mers; Nandavansi; मेहर
People ID 17528
ROP3 Code 112949
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 3
Largest States
Rajasthan
80,000
Gujarat
200
Daman and Diu
10
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 3
  Rajasthan 80,000
  Gujarat 200
  Daman and Diu 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (46,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Haroti: Harauti
33,000
Marwari
1,000
Mewari
800
Bagri
700
Dhundari
600
Malvi
400
Merwari
200
Gujarati
200
Primary Language Hindi (46,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Haroti: Harauti 33,000
  Marwari 1,000
  Mewari 800
  Bagri 700
  Dhundari 600
  Malvi 400
  Merwari 200
  Gujarati 200
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.14 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.80 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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