Jat, Langah in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



Some experts believe the Langah Jats are related to the Pashtun people groups who live in Afghanistan. Others believe they came from Arabia. What is known is that in 1445 Saikh Yousaf Qureshi, a powerful Langah leader, took control of Punjab and founded a dynasty that ruled this region until 1460. Today the Langah are no longer politically powerful, but they haven't lost their faith in Allah. All of them are Sunni Muslims.

Ministry Obstacles

Langah Jats are taught at an early age that Islam is the perfect religion and that the Bible is in error. Very few of them have a chance to hear a Christian tell them otherwise.

Outreach Ideas

This people group speaks Western Punjabi, a language with many Christian resources. Perhaps someone can call their attention to gospel recordings, the JESUS Film, and radio broadcasts that they can access via the Internet in the privacy of their own homes.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

They are 100 percent Muslim, with no known followers of Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Ask God to break the hold that Islam has on the Langah Jats of Pakistan and replace it with a dedication to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Lord will open doors for true believers to reach out to them to invite them to become part of the kingdom of God.
* Pray that believers will soon give them scripture, tracts and gospel recordings in Western Punjabi.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-24
People Name General Jat, Langah
People Name in Country Jat, Langah
Population in Pakistan 54,000
World Population 55,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Langa, Langha, Lanjar, Sanaia, Saraia, Sarangia, Sarengia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Jat
People Name General Jat, Langah
Ethnic Code CNN25h
People ID 20005
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (53,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,800)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (53,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,800)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (40,000) Saraiki (7,400) Urdu (3,900) Hindko, Southern (200)
Bagri (100) Marwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 40,000 Saraiki 7,400
Urdu 3,900 Hindko, Southern 200
Bagri 100 Marwari
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Punjabi Bible stories Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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