Marija (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Marija (Hindu traditions)
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People Name: Marija (Hindu traditions)
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,600
World Population: 12,600
Primary Language: Saraiki
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Marija people can be either Hindu or Muslim. They are divided by religious community. They live in either in India or Pakistan. Their Pakistani homeland is in Sindh Province. Most of the Hindu Marija live in India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Hindu Marija people are farmers. Their opportunities to get higher education or medical care are slim in Muslim Pakistan.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there are Muslim Marija people, there are Hindus among them in India and Pakistan.

What Are Their Needs?

Hindu Marija people in Pakistan face economic challenges. They want to preserve their culture and traditions in a country that is hostile towards Hindus.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Marija culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Marija people.

Pray that soon the Marija people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.

Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true spirituality.

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