Awan in Pakistan


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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 Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) 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 / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-11
People Name General Awan
People Name in Country Awan
Population in Pakistan 5,385,000
World Population 5,404,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 108
Alternate Names आवाँ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16264
ROP3 Code 111389
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
3,226,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,900,000
Islamabad
104,000
Azad Kashmir
66,000
Sindh
62,000
Balochistan
17,000
Federally Administer
11,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 3,226,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,900,000
  Islamabad 104,000
  Azad Kashmir 66,000
  Sindh 62,000
  Balochistan 17,000
  Federally Administer 11,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (3,296,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindko, Southern
632,000
Urdu
314,000
Hindko, Northern
244,000
Pashto, Northern
230,000
Saraiki
80,000
Shina, Kohistani
61,000
Sindhi
13,000
Pashto, Central
12,000
Shina
7,100
Kohistani, Indus
4,800
Marwari
4,200
Pashto, Southern
2,300
Waneci
1,100
Kalami
1,000
Bateri
800
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (3,296,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindko, Southern 632,000
  Urdu 314,000
  Hindko, Northern 244,000
  Pashto, Northern 230,000
  Saraiki 80,000
  Shina, Kohistani 61,000
  Sindhi 13,000
  Pashto, Central 12,000
  Shina 7,100
  Kohistani, Indus 4,800
  Marwari 4,200
  Pashto, Southern 2,300
  Waneci 1,100
  Kalami 1,000
  Bateri 800
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
Photo Source Galen Frysinger 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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