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


The Sikhs

Source Asia Harvest                                                Download

Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.



People Name General Jat, Gil, Sikh
People Name in Country Jat, Gil, Sikh
Population in India 202,000
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, Gil, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25h
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern (158,000) Hindi (24,000) Haryanvi (7,800) Bagri (7,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 158,000 Hindi 24,000
Haryanvi 7,800 Bagri 7,500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
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
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-19

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 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
Video Source: Asia Harvest  
Profile Source:  
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