Jad in India


Joshua Project has identified the Jad only in India

Population

2,120

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

This scheduled tribe is sometimes grouped with the Khampa. They follow Buddhism and worship deities in the form of boulders, caves, trees and bushes. The community is subdivided into clans such as Dolma and Sjerromg or Sherring, which derive their origin from a common ancestor. The mode of disposal of the dead is decided by the lama; it ranges from cremation to throwing the corpse on the hillsides after cutting it into pieces. The traditional occupation has been sheep production, but now they are also engaged in other vocations.


Ministry Obstacles

In spite of being a small people group, they nevertheless speak a large number of languages. This complicates communicating the Gospel to them.


Outreach Ideas

There are good resources available in most of the languages spoken by the Jad, including Gospel recordings and the Story of Jesus audio. These will be helpful if workers take them to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few people from the Jad community have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray the Lord will nurture their faith and give them understanding in how to turn quickly from sin and to trust the Lord for filling from his Spirit.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for deliverance for these people from worshipping created objects which have no life in them, which have no capacity to help them with the problems of life or death.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jad
People Name in Country Jad
Population in India 2,100
World Population 2,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Amba, Khampa, Shah Khampa
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Tibetan
People Name General Jad
Ethnic Code MSY50r
People ID 16973
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Himachal Pradesh (1,700) Uttarakhand (500)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Himachal Pradesh (1,700) Uttarakhand (500)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tibetan, Khams (900) Jad (500) Hindi (200) Pahari, Mahasu (200)
Nepali (100) Tinani (70) Byangsi (70) Kinnauri (60)
Kangri (30) Bhattiyali (30) Panjabi, Eastern (20) Sherpa (10)
Urdu Pattani Bilaspuri Gujarati
Kashmiri Bengali
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tibetan, Khams 900 Jad 500
Hindi 200 Pahari, Mahasu 200
Nepali 100 Tinani 70
Byangsi 70 Kinnauri 60
Kangri 30 Bhattiyali 30
Panjabi, Eastern 20 Sherpa 10
Urdu 10 Pattani 10
Bilaspuri 10 Gujarati 0
Kashmiri 0 Bengali 0
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tibetan, Khams
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
68.58 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
26.29 %
Islam
4.71 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.33 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Photo Source: Joe Kirkendall  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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