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Jat Chima (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
275,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jat Chima (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Jats are traditionally a rural community in India and Pakistan. The term "Jat" originally meant "peasant," but they are much more than common field workers. In past centuries the Jats have excelled as fighters, and typically the reward for their military victories has been acquiring land.

There are a number of separate Jat clans, one of which is the Chima, also spelled Cheema. Wikipedia describes them as "very politically influential," "elite," and "aristocratic." They are among Pakistan's movers and shakers.

Where are they located?
The Chima Jats in Pakistan live mainly in Punjab, Pakistan's most influential province. A few of them live in the nearby Indian states of Punjab and Rajasthan.

What are their lives like?
The Chima Jats have held much power in Pakistan's national government as well as in Punjab's state government for many decades. Their wealth comes from land ownership. Because of their wealth and prestige, the Chima Jats would have much influence for good in Pakistan if they were willing to embrace the Savior.

What are their beliefs?
The Chima Jats of Pakistan are entirely Sunni Muslim. There are Jats in India who are either Hindu or Sikh, but in Pakistan, Jats are almost all Muslim.

What are their needs?
There are no known followers of Christ among the Chima Jats. Much more information is needed on their exact numbers and location. Fact finding, survey prayer teams would be helpful to find out more about the Chima Jats of Pakistan. The unreached group needs to be targeted by intercessors and church planters in Pakistan and India.

Prayer Points
* Pray that that Chima Jats of Pakistan would have the opportunity to hear a clear presentation of the gospel in their language, Western Punjabi.
* Pray that Bibles and other resources would be available for a new Chima Jat church.
* Pray that the Lord would move some of His people to live among the Chima Jats and build relationships with them in order to bring them to Christ.
* Pray that the new Jat believers would be discipled and develop a burden for the salvation of all Jat communities.
* Pray the Lord would allow the JESUS Film in Western Punjabi to be shown in Pakistan and that He would bring Muslim Jats into His kingdom as a result.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheema
http://www.jatland.com/home/Cheema#Distribution_in_Pakistan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_Muslim
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jat

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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:275,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (228,000)Sindh (36,000)
Azad Kashmir (3,600)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (2,400)
Balochistan (300)Federally Administered Tribal Areas (30)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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People Name in Country: Jat Chima (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Jat Chima (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
जाट, चीमा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115864
Joshua Project People ID: 19831
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 275,000
Population all Countries: 276,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Jat
People Name General: Jat Chima (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (216,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (20,000)Sindhi (12,000)
Saraiki (6,100)Koli, Parkari (200)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
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
 World Bible Finder
 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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