Mallik (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Sources describe the Muslim Mallik as those who have converted from Hinduism in the past. Farming has been a traditional vocation, but the Mallik are presently engaged in other vocations as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A married woman wears a nose-stud as a symbol of a marriage. Their traditional community council consists of nine members who are elected by a voice vote for a period of one year. In most areas they freely associate with other Muslim communities, but in a few areas there are social restrictions in place for certain Muslim groups.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims. Sunni Muslims already know of Jesus (whom they call Isa al-Masih), and honor him as a prophet. Perhaps the Lord will reveal himself more fully to many in the Mallik community.


What Are Their Needs?

Anyone coming to Christ in a Muslim community is likely to experience ostracism, or worse. Fear of rejection by family and friends is a strong deterrent. Any who chooses to follow Christ will need a supportive community of believers.


Prayer Points

The Mallik live in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, but there are no known Christians among them in any of these countries. Pray for any secret believers there may be, and pray for those who will soon come to Christ in each of these three countries. Please pray for strong conviction of sin for this people group, that they will yearn for a Savior. Pray they will not receive satisfaction from a religion that offers no promise of eternal life, and no power to live abundantly in this life, as Jesus promised those who follow him.


Scripture Prayers for the Mallik (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mallik (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mallik (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation mah-LEEK
Alternate Names Akbar; Amalek; Malek; Maulik; मल्लिक (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 16,000
Population all Countries 754,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17428
ROP3 Code 112830
ROP25 Code 305050
ROP25 Name Malik
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Azad Kashmir
13,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,800
Gilgit-Baltistan
1,400
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Azad Kashmir 13,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,800
  Gilgit-Baltistan 1,400
Website South Asia Peoples
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (7,800 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Pahari-Potwari
5,000
Shina
1,600
Kashmiri
900
Urdu
300
Balti
200
Pashto, Northern
200
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (7,800 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Pahari-Potwari 5,000
  Shina 1,600
  Kashmiri 900
  Urdu 300
  Balti 200
  Pashto, Northern 200
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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