Rajput, Janjua, Muslim traditions in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language


The Rajputs

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Three hundred years ago Janjua Rajputs were ruled by a Sikh Empire. Then they rebelled and gained their independence. After that the Janjua often fought wars against Sikh dominated empires. These wars didn't stop until the 1800s when Pakistan came under British rule. Today the Janjua Rajputs still consider Sikhs to be there enemies, and they have not forgiven them for what happened during these wars. Janjua Rajputs are very powerful in some parts of Pakistan's Punjab Province. Like other Rajput communities, the Janjuas have high status throughout South Asia.

Ministry Obstacles

The Janjua in Pakistan are 100 percent Muslim. Those that live in Pakistan have few opportunities to hear of the ways of Christ. The only Christians they know of come from low caste groups that have very little contact with any Rajput community.

Outreach Ideas

Most of these people speak a major language in Pakistan like Punjabi or Urdu, so they have potential access to biblical materials online like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. Pray for many Janjua Rajputs to find, download, and believe what they hear in these resources.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus Christ among the Janjua Rajputs.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Janjua Rajputs would be at peace with all of their neighbors. May this people group come to see Jesus Christ as the true source of peace. Ask God to lead faithful workers to reach out to this people group with the message of salvation.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-22
People Name General Rajput, Janjua, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Rajput, Janjua, Muslim traditions
Population in Pakistan 224,000
World Population 227,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (169,000) Islamabad (28,000) Azad Kashmir (14,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (12,000)
Sindh (900) Federally Administer (60)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (169,000) Islamabad (28,000)
Azad Kashmir (14,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (12,000)
Sindh (900) Federally Administer (60)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (173,000) Urdu (30,000) Hindko, Northern (3,400) Hindko, Southern (2,500)
Pashto, Northern (2,000) Saraiki (1,800) Shina (1,800) Shina, Kohistani (500)
Kashmiri (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 173,000 Urdu 30,000
Hindko, Northern 3,400 Hindko, Southern 2,500
Pashto, Northern 2,000 Saraiki 1,800
Shina 1,800 Shina, Kohistani 500
Kashmiri 400
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
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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 %
Photo Source: Raja Hasan M Mohsin   Used with permission
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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