Jat, Gil, Sikh in India


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

Population

202,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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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.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-19
People Name General Jat, Gil, Sikh
People Name in Country Jat, Gil, Sikh
Population in India 202,000
World Population 202,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sikh Jat
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Jat
People Name General Jat, Gil, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25h
People ID 19863
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (124,000) Haryana (58,000) Rajasthan (6,600) Uttar Pradesh (3,800)
Chandigarh (2,000) Maharashtra (1,700) Jammu and Kashmir (1,700) Uttarakhand (1,000)
Delhi (700) Himachal Pradesh (600) West Bengal (400) Jharkhand (300)
Madhya Pradesh (300)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (124,000) Haryana (58,000)
Rajasthan (6,600) Uttar Pradesh (3,800)
Chandigarh (2,000) Maharashtra (1,700)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,700) Uttarakhand (1,000)
Delhi (700) Himachal Pradesh (600)
West Bengal (400) Jharkhand (300)
Madhya Pradesh (300)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (157,000) Hindi (24,000) Haryanvi (7,800) Bagri (7,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 157,000 Hindi 24,000
Haryanvi 7,800 Bagri 7,500
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Sikh Punjabi Language Film Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Other / Small

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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