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Jat Sial in Pakistan

Jat Sial

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
170,000 Saraiki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jat Sial 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 skills has been acquiring land. The Sial Jats ruled the Jhang Province in northern Punjab for over 300 years before the coming of the British.

There are a number of Muslim Jat clans in Pakistan, one of whom is the Sial Jats.

Where are they located?
Most Sial Jats live in Punjab, a region that straddles India and Pakistan. It is noted as a very fertile region for growing grain.

What are their lives like?
Many Sial Jats are landowners who work in agriculture. Others are nomadic herdsmen. Sial Jats have served with distinction in the military. Traditionally their literacy rate for Sial Jats has been low.

This people group has a strong preference for elaborate wedding and funeral ceremonies. If you went to their weddings you will find that they marry within their clan but not within their family.

What are their beliefs?
Sial Jats are Sunni Muslims

What are their needs?
There are no known Sial Jat Christian believers in Pakistan. The Sial Jats of Pakistan need to hear the gospel in a meaningful way. Some of the Sial Jats in India follow Christ, but they are very rare.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord would move some of the Christian Sial Jats of India to share the gospel with the Sial Jats of Pakistan.
* Pray more accurate and detailed information would become available about the Sial Jats.
* Pray the Lord would send His ambassadors to the Sial Jats.
* Pray the Lord would soften the hearts of the Sial Jats of Pakistan and bring them to Himself.


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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:170,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (145,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (25,000)
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People Name in Country: Jat Sial
People Name General: Jat Sial
Alternate People Names:
जाट, सियाल
ROP3 Code: 115930
Joshua Project People ID: 20040
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 170,000
Population all Countries: 170,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Jat
People Name General: Jat Sial
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Saraiki (130,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): skr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Western (39,000)Urdu (15,000)
Hindko, Southern (3,600)Marwari (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: 1898-2009
New Testament: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Saraiki
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Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Jat Sial in Pakistan

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