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Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
308,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
Historically Varaich (a.k.a. Waraich) Jats have been landowners and tenant farmers but they also have a reputation as fearless warriors. Many from this clan are in both India's and Pakistan's military forces. Some of Pakistan's prominent military officers are from this clan.

For hundreds of years the Varaich Jats had conflicts over land with the Gujjars. They typically drove the Gujjars off their land, but the Gujjars continued fighting them in an attempt to get their land back. Much of the history of the Varaich Jats is shrouded in myths so we do not know for sure what actually happened.

Today Varaich Jats are usually farmers. Some have joined armies and adopted various professions to earn their living. Surprisingly, both Sikh and Muslim Varaichs follow Hindu wedding traditions.

Ministry Obstacles
There are very few opportunities for a Varaich Jat to hear the gospel from a believer. At this point, they are more likely to hear of Jesus from a media-based resource.

Outreach Ideas
There might be opportunities to show the JESUS Film in areas where the Varaich Jats live, but it would need to be approached prayerfully.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Christ among this Jat caste.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for God to send His love for the Varaich Jats through His Word, His servants, and His Holy Spirit.
* Ask for the Lord to prepare the hearts of the Varaich Jats to be receptive and ready to surrender to Christ.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-27
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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:308,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (256,000)Sindh (44,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (4,300)Azad Kashmir (3,300)
Islamabad (700)Balochistan (200)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
जाट, वाराइच (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115900
Joshua Project People ID: 19911
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 308,000
Population all Countries: 309,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Jat
People Name General: Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
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Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (247,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (32,000)Sindhi (14,000)
Saraiki (8,200)Koli, Parkari (200)
Hindko, Northern (100)Marwari (60)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
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
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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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Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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