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Jat (Sikh traditions) in Bangladesh

Jat (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
19,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jat (Sikh traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Jats are immersed in several ethnic groups who retain an identity often based on occupation and heritage. The word "Jat" is from the Arabic word "jatta" referring to the inhabitants of what is now much of Pakistan and Northwest India.

In general, they were among the martial peoples of South Asia who eventually obtained land. They are noted for their abilities to make the land productive and to gain a good harvest. Some have moved from farming into urban jobs during the 20th century.

Jats can be Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh, and their origins are in India and Pakistan. Sikhs are a small minority in Bangladesh, a country far to the east of the origin of this Punjabi-based religion. Sikhism first came to what is now Bangladesh in the early 1500s when disciples of Sikhism's founder, Guru Nanak, came to this land. The early converts were Bengalis, but later other Sikhs came to Bangladesh from India, including Jat Sikhs.

Where are they located?
The few Jat Sikhs in Bangladesh are in Dhaka, Sylhet, and Chittigong.

What are their lives like?
The Jat Sikhs in Bangladesh are usually temporary residents from India though some live in that country. These people are either businessmen or deputies for Indian government agencies.

Their places of worship called gurdwaras are almost all in a state of decay, since the number of Sikhs are so few in Bangladesh. Most Sikhs in Bangladesh do not attend worship services at the gurdwaras.

What are their beliefs?
Sikhism is a noble religion based on the equality of mankind regardless of their religion, caste, or ethnicity. They believe in one supreme God, though they have incorporated beliefs from Hinduism.

What are their needs?
The Jat Sikhs in Bangladesh are not a poor group of people at all. But spiritually they lack having the chance to sit at Jesus' feet. They lack a relationship with the one who holds all power in heaven and earth (Matt. 28:18).

Prayer Points
* Ask God to call out prayer teams to break up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to go to Bangladesh and share Christ with Jat Sikhs.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will soften their hearts towards the gospel.
* Ask the Lord to raise up a disciple making movement among Jat Sikhs for the glory of His name.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_Sikh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Bangladesh#Sikhism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism_in_Bangladesh
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Sikhs,_The

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:19,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (8,600)Chittagong (5,300)
Khulna (2,200)Rajshahi (1,500)
Rangpur (500)Sylhet (500)
Barisal (400)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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People Name in Country: Jat (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Jat (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
JautLangah
LanghaMarth
Newarजाट, (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 114456
Joshua Project People ID: 18777
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 19,000
Population all Countries: 9,466,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - Jat
People Name General: Jat (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
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Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (900)Sylheti (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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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Jat (Sikh traditions) in Bangladesh

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