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Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
154,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
Pakistan's Punjab Province is a fertile area for farming, as well as the most industrialized segment of the country. About 40 per cent of Pakistan's large scale manufacturing and 70 per cent of its small-scale manufacturing take place in this province. For this reason, there are people with great wealth there. Certain people groups like the Sidhu Jats are among the wealthier members of Pakistan's population. One hundred years ago they were the largest Jat clan, and they probably are still today.

Like most wealthy communities, the Sidhu Jats have been able to develop great literature and poetry. There are several poetic romances that Sidhu Jats have written that have remained in use for centuries. One such story is regarding Heer and her lover Ranjha, preserved in a poetry book compiled by Waris Shah during the 1700s.

Each Jat community is unique, so it is difficult to generalize about the spiritual condition of the Sidhu Jats in Pakistan. But since about 700 AD, when Muslims first began to invade what is now Pakistan, there have been Jat Muslims. The Arab Muslims at this time referred to them as Zatts, and many converted to Islam. Sidhu Jats have been dedicated to Islam everywhere they have gone.

Ministry Obstacles
With power and wealth often comes a resistance to change. This powerful, wealthy community would be likely to resist efforts to share the ways of Christ. And those who dared to share Christ with them would be doing so at great risk since Pakistan is such a dangerous mission field.

Outreach Ideas
Believers can send them gospel materials and the JESUS Film through the mail.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Christ among the Sidhu Jats in Pakistan.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray the Lord will stir His people to connect with and befriend the Sidhu Jats.
* Pray for the hearts of the Sidhu Jats to be softened by the Holy Spirit.
* Pray that their circumstances would draw them to His presence, His grace, and His mercy.

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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:154,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (80,000)Punjab (56,000)
Azad Kashmir (7,900)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (5,700)
Balochistan (1,000)Islamabad (700)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (90)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
जाट, सिढू (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115895
Joshua Project People ID: 19902
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 154,000
Population all Countries: 157,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Jat
People Name General: Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (78,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (25,000)Sindhi (24,000)
Saraiki (13,000)Koli, Parkari (500)
Hindko, Southern (300)Hindko, Northern (100)
Marwari (60)Shina, Kohistani (40)
Waneci (30)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
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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