Jat, Dhillon, Sikh in India


Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Dhillon, Sikh only in India

Population

187,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

In India, caste discrimination is forbidden by the constitution, but in actuality it pervades all religious and social structures. Socially, the most elite castes are called "forward castes," and among them are the 12 million Jats. Though most Jats are either Muslim or Hindu, those in the Punjab state are mainly Sikh (1). Among the Jats, there are sub-groups. The largest group is the Dhillon Jats, often called the Raja Jats due to the large number of kings, royalty, and warriors that have come from their clan. Its history dates back over 4,000 years with an impressive history in clan folklore. The Dhillon Dynasty probably founded India's capital city, Delhi, and ruled there from 800-283 B.C. The city's name is derived from the clan's name.


What are Their Beliefs?

There is a strong Christian presence in India's Punjab State, home of most members of the Dhillon Jats. A church planting movement began in 2000 and had goals to have strong churches in each of its 12 districts, to have Christian workers based in each of its 491 pincode areas, and for every people group to have a church. Unfortunately, forward castes like the Jats are the least reached and least open to change. Caste is so important, especially in marriage, that some Jats advocate DNA testing to prove "Jatness" before the wedding.


References

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people#Religion


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-17
People Name General Jat, Dhillon, Sikh
People Name in Country Jat, Dhillon, Sikh
Population in India 187,000
World Population 187,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sikh Jat
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Jat
People Name General Jat, Dhillon, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25h
People ID 19789
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:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (167,000) Haryana (6,800) Rajasthan (4,800) Chandigarh (2,500)
Uttar Pradesh (2,000) Maharashtra (1,200) Jammu and Kashmir (900) Uttarakhand (700)
Madhya Pradesh (200) West Bengal (200) Delhi (200) Chhattisgarh (100)
Gujarat (90)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (167,000) Haryana (6,800)
Rajasthan (4,800) Chandigarh (2,500)
Uttar Pradesh (2,000) Maharashtra (1,200)
Jammu and Kashmir (900) Uttarakhand (700)
Madhya Pradesh (200) West Bengal (200)
Delhi (200) Chhattisgarh (100)
Gujarat (90)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (163,000) Hindi (18,000) Bagri (5,900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 163,000 Hindi 18,000
Bagri 5,900
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Language Film
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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