Memon in India


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

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Kachchhi 39,000

Introduction / History

It's a rare thing when a new country is born. Rarer still does one ethnic group get credit for the country's existence. Pakistan was born in 1947, and the Memons forged its survival.

The Memons are business people-traders, shippers, importers and exporters. For centuries they thrived economically while other Muslim groups struggled. As Pakistan grew in stability, the Memons expanded their trades. Several built international empires.

Centuries before independence, the Memons practiced charity and social involvement. Wherever they migrate, they establish social and welfare committees. Any member of their group can ask for help, making sure that they don't face dire poverty like many of the other Islamic groups of south Asia.

But turmoil in Pakistan has caused the Memons to feel unwanted. Yusuf Haroon, a leading Memon said, "Memons are finished in Pakistan." Still, in spite of repeated political maneuvers to destroy their power, the Memons rise like a phoenix. But many have shifted their centers of activity to other countries. For example, they are prominent in India, especially the city of Mumbai.

In their international trade, they meet Christ's followers. Will those believers show the Spirit of Christ? Will this socially exclusive ethnic group welcome friendships with believers? Pray that followers of Christ, involved in international business, will demonstrate God's priorities of love, humility, justice and mercy. Pray that Memon businessmen will encounter revelations of Jesus and turn to Him.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Memon in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-04-20
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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-26
People Name General Memon
People Name in Country Memon
Pronunciation MEM-un
Population this Country 718,000
Population all Countries 888,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names Kachchh Memon; Kachchhi Memon; Kachhi; Kuchchi Memon; Kutchi Memon; Mamar; मेमोन
People ID 17530
ROP3 Code 112952
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
408,000
Maharashtra
287,000
Kerala
4,300
Tamil Nadu
2,500
Madhya Pradesh
2,300
Karnataka
1,800
Goa
1,200
Delhi
900
Daman and Diu
900
Rajasthan
800
Telangana
700
Dadra and Nagar Have
400
West Bengal
400
Jharkhand
300
Uttar Pradesh
300
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 18
  Gujarat 408,000
  Maharashtra 287,000
  Kerala 4,300
  Tamil Nadu 2,500
  Madhya Pradesh 2,300
  Karnataka 1,800
  Goa 1,200
  Delhi 900
  Daman and Diu 900
  Rajasthan 800
  Telangana 700
  Dadra and Nagar Have 400
  West Bengal 400
  Jharkhand 300
  Uttar Pradesh 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (592,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
16,000
Sindhi
1,300
Koli, Wadiyari
300
Primary Language Gujarati (592,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 16,000
  Sindhi 1,300
  Koli, Wadiyari 300
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
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 Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
General Zume Training
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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