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Jad in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,200 Khamba Buddhism 0.59 % Unknown No No   

Jad in India

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This scheduled tribe is sometimes grouped with the Khampa. They follow Buddhism and worship deities in the form of boulders, caves, trees and bushes. The community is subdivided into clans such as Dolma and Sjerromg or Sherring, which derive their origin from a common ancestor. The mode of disposal of the dead is decided by the lama; it ranges from cremation to throwing the corpse on the hillsides after cutting it into pieces. The traditional occupation has been sheep production, but now they are also engaged in other vocations.

Ministry Obstacles
In spite of being a small people group, they nevertheless speak a large number of languages. This complicates communicating the Gospel to them.

Outreach Ideas
There are good resources available in most of the languages spoken by the Jad, including Gospel recordings and the Story of Jesus audio. These will be helpful if workers take them to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few people from the Jad community have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray the Lord will nurture their faith and give them understanding in how to turn quickly from sin and to trust the Lord for filling from his Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for deliverance for these people from worshipping created objects which have no life in them, which have no capacity to help them with the problems of life or death.

Scripture Focus
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,200
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (2,000)Uttarakhand (200)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jad
People Name General: Jad
Alternate People Names:
Shah Khampaजड़
ROP3 Code: 112281
Joshua Project People ID: 16973
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,200
Population all Countries: 2,200
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Jad
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Khamba (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kbg    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tinani (400)Hindi (300)
Jad (200)Sikkimese (200)
Pahari, Mahasu (100)Kinnauri (50)
Nepali (50)Kangri (30)
Bilaspuri (20)Bhattiyali (20)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism74.31 % 
Christianity0.59 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism24.15 % 
Islam0.59 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.32 % 
Unknown0.05 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Jad in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Jad India    
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            Jad in India          
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      Buddhism     Khamba  
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