Jat, Sidhu, Sikh in India


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

Population

474,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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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
People Name in Country Jat, Sidhu, Sikh
Population in India 474,000
World Population 474,000
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, Sidhu, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25h
People ID 19903
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:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (421,000) Haryana (19,000) Rajasthan (9,600) Chandigarh (7,200)
Uttar Pradesh (5,600) Jammu and Kashmir (3,400) Maharashtra (2,800) Uttarakhand (1,800)
Madhya Pradesh (1,200) West Bengal (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (900) Jharkhand (600)
Gujarat (300) Telangana (300) Chhattisgarh (200)
Total States on file:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (421,000) Haryana (19,000)
Rajasthan (9,600) Chandigarh (7,200)
Uttar Pradesh (5,600) Jammu and Kashmir (3,400)
Maharashtra (2,800) Uttarakhand (1,800)
Madhya Pradesh (1,200) West Bengal (1,100)
Himachal Pradesh (900) Jharkhand (600)
Gujarat (300) Telangana (300)
Chhattisgarh (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (405,000) Hindi (46,000) Bagri (16,000) Haryanvi (1,600)
Bengali (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 405,000 Hindi 46,000
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
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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