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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
75,000 Punjabi, Western 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.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20040/PK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sial_tribe
https://www.facebook.com/SialAssociationPakistan/posts/426939527360009
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20040/PK
http://www.jatland.com/home/Siyol#Distribution_in_Pakistan
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_Muslim

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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:75,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (61,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (12,000)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (300)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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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: 75,000
Population all Countries: 75,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Jat
People Name General: Jat Sial
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (55,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (7,600)Urdu (5,200)
Hindko, Southern (1,200)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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
 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 Sial in Pakistan

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