Jat, Bajwa, Muslim traditions in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Bajwa, Muslim traditions only in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Bajwa Jats are known for being brave and for their longstanding involvement in agriculture. This clan is called the "clan of the hawk," a reference to two of their prominent ancestors, according to Wikipedia. However, much of what we hear about the Bajwas comes from legends, which may not be historically reliable.

Ministry Obstacles

Many in what is now Pakistan converted to Islam hundreds of years ago, and they now live in distinct communities that are difficult to penetrate with the gospel. In general, the Bajwa Jats in Pakistan are Sunni Muslim, though there are Ahmadiyyas among them who hold to a form of Islam sometimes considered to be heretical.

Outreach Ideas

Most of these people speak a major language in Pakistan like Panjabi or Urdu, so they may have access to biblical materials online like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. Pray for many Bajwa Jats to find, download, and believe what they hear in these resources.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although most of the Bible is available in the primary language they speak, Western Punjabi, there are no known believers among the Muslim Bajwa Jats of Pakistan.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Word of God to reach the Bajwa Jat community.
* Ask God to prepare their hearts to receive the good news of forgiveness and salvation in Christ

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-25
People Name General Jat, Bajwa, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Jat, Bajwa, Muslim traditions
Population in Pakistan 183,000
World Population 183,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (151,000) Sindh (28,000) Azad Kashmir (2,800) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,900)
Balochistan (200) Federally Administer (30)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (151,000) Sindh (28,000)
Azad Kashmir (2,800) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,900)
Balochistan (200) Federally Administer (30)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (148,000) Sindhi (14,000) Urdu (12,000) Saraiki (2,400)
Koli, Parkari (100) Marwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 148,000 Sindhi 14,000
Urdu 12,000 Saraiki 2,400
Koli, Parkari 100 Marwari
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Punjabi Bible stories Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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