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Jat Virk (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Jat Virk (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
171,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jat Virk (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
On the Pakistan side of Punjab, the Virk Jats are Muslim. Those on the Indian side are mostly Sikh. Virks still control the Pakistani city of Sheikhupura in Punjab Province politically and economically. They have a long history in that city.

Almost all the information about them found on the Internet has to do with their history. However, there are some interesting Virk Jats in modern times including Bollywood movie actresses and police chiefs.

Ministry Obstacles
In Pakistan there are relatively few opportunities for someone to hear the gospel from another person. With the intense persecution of religious minorities, few would dare to share Christ in this environment.

Outreach Ideas
The Virk Jats have the entire New Testament available to them in their main language, Western Punjabi. There are also gospel-oriented gospel recordings available for downloading in this language.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known Virk Christian believers, but please pray for any secret believers.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers to this waiting harvest field.
* Pray for mission agencies to train missionaries to share the gospel message with the Virk Jat in a culturally sensitive way.
* Ask God to soften hearts and draw Virk Jat elders into a relationship with God through His Son.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-26
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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:171,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (140,000)Sindh (26,000)
Azad Kashmir (2,200)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (2,100)
Balochistan (100)
Total Provinces on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jat Virk (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Jat Virk (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
जाट, विर्क (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115902
Joshua Project People ID: 19914
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 171,000
Population all Countries: 171,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Jat
People Name General: Jat Virk (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (132,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (19,000)Sindhi (8,200)
Saraiki (6,900)Koli, Parkari (100)
Marwari (50)
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
 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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Jat Virk (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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