Hindu Meo people have a Rajput background, so they once served in the military. The vast majority of them live in northern India, though a small number are in Pakistan.
Meo people work as livestock farmers and are famous all over India for their cattle breeding. Many of them are day laborers. Some Meo own trucking businesses while some are in government service, including the military and police. Others work as skilled and unskilled daily wage laborers. A small number are plumbers and electricians, and some are known for their basketry. Their marriages are between one man and one woman. They allow for divorce. Property goes to the sons when the father dies. Traditional councils settle their disputes.
Meo people represent a blending of Hinduism and Islam. Most profess beliefs of Islam, but the roots of their community are in their Hindu past, and some remain Hindu. They attempt serving the gods of both religions, abiding by both sets of laws. No historical records are available to explain when their conversion to Islam happened or why; it is generally believed they embraced Islam in the seventeenth century.
The Meo people, be they Hindu, Muslim or somewhere in between, do not have access to the grace of Jesus Christ until someone tells them. Pakistan is very opposed to the spread of the gospel to any community.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Meo people in Pakistan. Pray for God to make a way for the Hindu Meo people in Pakistan to hear and respond to the gospel. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Hindu Meo people in Pakistan. Pray for loving and courageous workers to go to them in both India and Pakistan.
Scripture Prayers for the Meo (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Meo (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Meo (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||6,500|
|Population all Countries||326,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Koli Samaj; Me; Mes; Meta; Mewati; Wadha Koli; Wadha-Koli; मीयो (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (4,600 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Audio Recordings||Recorded oral Bible||Oral Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video||Mars Hill Media|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel website in this language||General / Other|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Sindhi||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Sindhi||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|