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Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
192,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
The Bajwa Jats are known for being brave and for their longstanding involvement in agriculture. This clan is called the "clan of the hawk," a reference to two of their prominent ancestors, according to Wikipedia. However, much of what we hear about the Bajwas comes from legends, which may not be historically reliable.

Ministry Obstacles
Many in what is now Pakistan converted to Islam hundreds of years ago, and they now live in distinct communities that are difficult to penetrate with the gospel. In general, the Bajwa Jats in Pakistan are Sunni Muslim, though there are Ahmadiyyas among them who hold to a form of Islam sometimes considered to be heretical.

Outreach Ideas
Most of these people speak a major language in Pakistan like Panjabi or Urdu, so they may have access to biblical materials online like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. Pray for many Bajwa Jats to find, download, and believe what they hear in these resources.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Although most of the Bible is available in the primary language they speak, Western Punjabi, there are no known believers among the Muslim Bajwa Jats of Pakistan.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the Word of God to reach the Bajwa Jat community.
* Ask God to prepare their hearts to receive the good news of forgiveness and salvation in Christ

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-25
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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:192,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (154,000)Sindh (29,000)
Azad Kashmir (2,800)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,900)
Balochistan (200)Federally Administered Tribal Areas (30)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
जाट, बाजवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115857
Joshua Project People ID: 19819
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 192,000
Population all Countries: 193,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (146,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (15,000)Sindhi (10,000)
Saraiki (5,100)Koli, Parkari (100)
Marwari (Unknown)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
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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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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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Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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