Jat, Sidhu, Sikh in India

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







Largest Religion

Main Language


The Sikhs

Source Asia Harvest                                                Download

Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey

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.

People Name General Jat, Sidhu, Sikh
People Name in Country Jat, Sidhu, Sikh
Population in India 471,000
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, Sidhu, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25h
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern (409,000) Hindi (46,000) Bagri (16,000) Haryanvi (1,600)
Bengali (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 409,000 Hindi 46,000
Bagri 16,000 Haryanvi 1,600
Bengali 20
Largest Religion Other / Small
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
Video Source: Asia Harvest
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