Jat, Mann in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Mann only in India






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Introduction / History

The grandfather's arms were flailing and his voice was loud as he told the wide-eyed little boys sitting around his feet about the mighty warriors they had as ancestors. The boys asked, "Where did they live, Grandpa? Who did they fight?" Creating even more excitement and curiosity in his listeners, he said, "We Manns may have come from a region around the Caspian Sea." He then pulled a book off of the shelf and turned to a page with a map, a picture of a coin, and a story. The story speculated that coins found in that region belonged to the Mannai people who lived west of the Caspian Sea. In the 8th Century B.C., they had a kingdom called Manniai, later called Armenia (Ari-Man).

Where Are they Located?

Today the Mann Jats live primarily in Punjab and Haryana states of India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of their families are engaged in farming, but they have historically been recognized as warriors. Some Christian anthropologists believe that God has preserved for Himself a testimony in every culture.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will reveal cultural keys among the Mann Jats that will spark a hunger for them to know more about His spiritual truth.
* Pray that God will give His servants wisdom and strategies to use these keys to promote the gospel message among the Mann Jat people group.
* Pray that God will raise up Armenian believers to go to the Mann people with God's truth.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-20
People Name General Jat, Mann
People Name in Country Jat, Mann
Population in India 126,000
World Population 126,000
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, Mann
Ethnic Code CNN25h
People ID 20006
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:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (112,000) Haryana (4,700) Rajasthan (4,300) Uttar Pradesh (1,800)
Chandigarh (1,500) Jammu and Kashmir (700) Uttarakhand (600) Himachal Pradesh (500)
Maharashtra (400) West Bengal (200) Madhya Pradesh (90)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (112,000) Haryana (4,700)
Rajasthan (4,300) Uttar Pradesh (1,800)
Chandigarh (1,500) Jammu and Kashmir (700)
Uttarakhand (600) Himachal Pradesh (500)
Maharashtra (400) West Bengal (200)
Madhya Pradesh (90)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (109,000) Hindi (11,000) Bagri (4,200) Haryanvi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 109,000 Hindi 11,000
Bagri 4,200 Haryanvi 400
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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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Other / Small
100.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
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0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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