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Awan in Pakistan

Awan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,486,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Awan in Pakistan

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Summary
The Awans were among those the British considered to be "martial races" and, as such, formed an important part of the British Indian Army. In particular, the Awans were part of the core Muslim group recruited by the British during the First and Second World Wars. Awans belong to the Zamindar or landowning class, and many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land which their ancestors have held for centuries. Historians describe them as valiant warriors and farmers who imposed their supremacy on the Janjua in part of the Salt Range, and established large colonies all along the Indus to Sind. They are exclusively Muslim and probably the descendants of some of the earlier Muslim invaders of the tenth century or earlier.

Ministry Obstacles
The Awan have been strongly and entirely Muslim for centuries.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the Awan will learn of the possibility of viewing the Jesus film on the Internet, and listen to Gospel recordings. Pray especially for the youth to do this.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There probably is not a single follower of Jesus within this large community today, although there may be a few secret believers. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of these people to yearn for a Savior for their sin. Pray they will come to believe that Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) did indeed die for their sins, and that he rose from the dead.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for Awan farmers to learn improved farming practices resulting in higher yields, while protecting the land from erosion and overuse.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-11
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,486,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (3,225,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,900,000)
Islamabad (104,000)Azad Kashmir (66,000)
Sindh (62,000)Balochistan (17,000)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (11,000)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Awan
People Name General: Awan
Alternate People Names:
आवाँ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111389
Joshua Project People ID: 16264
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,486,000
Population all Countries: 5,506,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Awan
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (3,296,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindko, Southern (632,000)Urdu (316,000)
Hindko, Northern (244,000)Pashto, Northern (230,000)
Saraiki (80,000)Shina, Kohistani (61,000)
Sindhi (13,000)Pashto, Central (12,000)
Shina (7,100)Kohistani, Indus (4,800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-1922
New Testament:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoThe Return
Film / VideoThe Return
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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