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Jat Gil (Sikh traditions) in India

Jat Gil (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
194,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Jat Gil (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Hollywood is a familiar name in the Western world for being the center of the entertainment and film industry, but throughout most of South Asia, the entertainment hub is nicknamed "Bollywood," centered in Mumbai. A name that crops up time and again in Bollywood is the surname Shergill. A number of Shergills are prominent in India's entertainment industry.

The Shergill name comes from the Gill Jat clan, mostly from India's Punjab State. The Gill Jat clan is found in the Punjab regions straddling eastern Pakistan and northwestern India. It is one of the largest and most aristocratic of the Jat clans. Historically they were renowned for their courage, honesty, and bravery. During the British control of India, Sir Lepal Griffin said that, "The Jat race is, for honesty, strength, and courage, second to no race on earth." As with other Jats, some are Hindu or Muslim, but most are Sikhs.

In every people group, there are pioneers ready to break with culture and tradition and explore something new. TV and film might be just such a venue for the gospel message.

Prayer Points
* Pray for God to anoint and appoint workers to create relevant, culturally sensitive Christ-centered radio, TV, and films that will be appropriate for the Gill Sikhs of India.
* Pray for the Gill Jats, even those who work in the entertainment industry, to see their need for Jesus Christ.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-19
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:194,000
Largest States:
Punjab (120,000)Haryana (55,000)
Rajasthan (6,500)Uttar Pradesh (3,500)
Maharashtra (1,700)Delhi (1,400)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,300)Chandigarh (1,200)
Uttarakhand (900)Jharkhand (900)
Total States on file:13
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jat Gil (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Jat Gil (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Sikh Jatजाट, गिल (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115877
Joshua Project People ID: 19863
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 194,000
Population all Countries: 194,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Jat
People Name General: Jat Gil (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (151,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (23,000)Haryanvi (7,700)
Bagri (7,600)Punjabi, Western (2,500)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv ...
Film / VideoSikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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