Merat (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

The Merat people are one of the many Rajput peoples of South Asia. The Rajputs have a long history of gaining power through their military prowess.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Women within the Merat Rajput community are expected to give birth to a son. Daughters result in future dowry costs, and sons are family assets. According to their customs, Merat girls must marry men from a higher caste. Marrying into a higher caste means paying a larger, often unaffordable, dowry to the groom's family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although the Merats are Muslims, their culture and religion is a hybrid of Hindu and Muslim traditions.


What Are Their Needs?

The Merat people need the chance to hear and respond to the voice of the only savior, Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that dehumanizing cultural beliefs and practices would be overturned by a saving knowledge of Christ.
Pray for God's Kingdom to come to the Merat community in such a way that righteousness, justice, and love would define them, and Christ would be glorified.
Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to go to the Merat people in Pakistan.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Merat (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Merat (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 91,000
Population all Countries 445,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Kathak; Mer; Mer Kathak; Mera; Merat Kathat; Meri; Mewati; मेरात (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17532
ROP3 Code 112954
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
62,000
Sindh
25,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
800
Islamabad
200
Balochistan
80
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 62,000
  Sindh 25,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 800
  Islamabad 200
  Balochistan 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (32,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
27,000
Sindhi
14,000
Urdu
11,000
Marwari
3,900
Pahari-Potwari
900
Dhatki
700
Hindko, Southern
700
Hindko, Northern
400
Primary Language Saraiki (32,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 27,000
  Sindhi 14,000
  Urdu 11,000
  Marwari 3,900
  Pahari-Potwari 900
  Dhatki 700
  Hindko, Southern 700
  Hindko, Northern 400
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1888-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki Literacy & Evangelism International
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more