Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
444,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Scripture is clear that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of darkness. All unreached peoples are hindered by some kind of counterfeit spiritual belief system that keeps them away from Jesus Christ.

This is very true for the Sidhu Jats of India and Pakistan. They are the largest Muslim Jat clan in Pakistan's Punjab Province. Pakistan's city of Lahore remains a stronghold of this clan. About one-third of Sidhus are Muslims, and the rest are Sikhs, especially those from the Brars sub-clan that lives on India's side of the border.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Besides embracing false spiritual beliefs, they also face a second obstacle to accepting Jesus. They are the most influential and prominent Jat clan. The Sidhus are mostly rich landlords and farmers, so they fail to see that they have needs.


What Are Their Needs?

Believers who rise up to work among the Sidhu Jats of India will need a heavenly wisdom that includes sensitivity to cultural issues that face Jat subgroups. They need Holy Spirit given creative solutions to religious challenges that hold back the gospel message from the Jat people groups.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give wisdom to those reaching out to Jats.
* Pray that He will light a path before them to penetrate this people group with the truth of His gospel.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-18
People Name General Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 444,000
World Population 444,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Sikh Jat
People ID 19903
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 15
Punjab (398,000) Haryana (16,000) Rajasthan (9,600) Uttar Pradesh (5,600)
Chandigarh (3,700) Maharashtra (2,800) Jammu and Kashmir (2,600) Uttarakhand (1,700)
Madhya Pradesh (1,200) West Bengal (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (900) Jharkhand (600)
Gujarat (300) Telangana (300) Chhattisgarh (200)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 15
Punjab (398,000) Haryana (16,000)
Rajasthan (9,600) Uttar Pradesh (5,600)
Chandigarh (3,700) Maharashtra (2,800)
Jammu and Kashmir (2,600) Uttarakhand (1,700)
Madhya Pradesh (1,200) West Bengal (1,100)
Himachal Pradesh (900) Jharkhand (600)
Gujarat (300) Telangana (300)
Chhattisgarh (200)
Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (379,000 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (43,000) Bagri (16,000) Haryanvi (1,600) Bengali (20)
Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (379,000 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (43,000) Bagri (16,000)
Haryanvi (1,600) Bengali (20)
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
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
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
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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