Awan in Pakistan


Population
5,263,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Awans were among those the British considered to be "martial races" and, as such, formed an important part of the British Indian Army. In particular, the Awans were part of the core Muslim group recruited by the British during the First and Second World Wars. Awans belong to the Zamindar or landowning class, and many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land which their ancestors have held for centuries. Historians describe them as valiant warriors and farmers who imposed their supremacy on the Janjua in part of the Salt Range, and established large colonies all along the Indus to Sind. They are exclusively Muslim and probably the descendants of some of the earlier Muslim invaders of the tenth century or earlier.


Ministry Obstacles

The Awan have been strongly and entirely Muslim for centuries.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Awan will learn of the possibility of viewing the Jesus film on the Internet, and listen to Gospel recordings. Pray especially for the youth to do this.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There probably is not a single follower of Jesus within this large community today, although there may be a few secret believers. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of these people to yearn for a Savior for their sin. Pray they will come to believe that Isa (Jesus) did indeed die for their sins, and that he rose from the dead.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for Awan farmers to learn improved farming practices resulting in higher yields, while protecting the land from erosion and overuse.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-11
People Name General Awan
People Name in Country Awan
Population in Pakistan 5,263,000
World Population 5,283,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names आवाँ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16264
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Largest States
Punjab (3,153,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,859,000) Islamabad (102,000)
Azad Kashmir (64,000) Sindh (57,000) Balochistan (16,000)
Federally Administer (10,000)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Punjab (3,153,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,859,000)
Islamabad (102,000) Azad Kashmir (64,000)
Sindh (57,000) Balochistan (16,000)
Federally Administer (10,000)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (3,295,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Hindko, Southern (632,000) Urdu (317,000) Hindko, Northern (244,000)
Pashto, Northern (224,000) Saraiki (77,000) Shina, Kohistani (61,000)
Pashto, Central (18,000) Sindhi (12,000) Shina (7,100)
Kohistani, Indus (4,800) Marwari (4,200) Pashto, Southern (2,300)
Waneci (1,100) Kalami (1,000) Bateri (800)
Bagri (700) Chilisso (300)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (3,295,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Hindko, Southern (632,000) Urdu (317,000)
Hindko, Northern (244,000) Pashto, Northern (224,000)
Saraiki (77,000) Shina, Kohistani (61,000)
Pashto, Central (18,000) Sindhi (12,000)
Shina (7,100) Kohistani, Indus (4,800)
Marwari (4,200) Pashto, Southern (2,300)
Waneci (1,100) Kalami (1,000)
Bateri (800) Bagri (700)
Chilisso (300)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter 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 World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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