Jad in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jad only in India
Population
2,100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

This scheduled tribe is sometimes grouped with the Khampa. They follow Buddhism and worship deities in the form of boulders, caves, trees and bushes. The community is subdivided into clans such as Dolma and Sjerromg or Sherring, which derive their origin from a common ancestor. The mode of disposal of the dead is decided by the lama; it ranges from cremation to throwing the corpse on the hillsides after cutting it into pieces. The traditional occupation has been sheep production, but now they are also engaged in other vocations.


Ministry Obstacles

In spite of being a small people group, they nevertheless speak a large number of languages. This complicates communicating the Gospel to them.


Outreach Ideas

There are good resources available in most of the languages spoken by the Jad, including Gospel recordings and the Story of Jesus audio. These will be helpful if workers take them to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few people from the Jad community have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray the Lord will nurture their faith and give them understanding in how to turn quickly from sin and to trust the Lord for filling from his Spirit.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for deliverance for these people from worshipping created objects which have no life in them, which have no capacity to help them with the problems of life or death.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jad
People Name in Country Jad
Population in India 2,100
World Population 2,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Amba, Khampa, Shah Khampa, जड़
People ID 16973
ROP3 Code 112281
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
(1,900)
Uttarakhand
(300)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Himachal Pradesh (1,900)
  Uttarakhand (300)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tibetan, Khams (700 speakers)
Language Code khg   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Tinani
(300)
Hindi
(200)
Jad
(200)
Sikkimese
(200)
Pahari, Mahasu
(100)
Kinnauri
(60)
Nepali
(50)
Sherpa
(30)
Pattani
(20)
Punjabi, Eastern
(20)
Bilaspuri
(20)
Kangri
(20)
Bhattiyali
(20)
People Groups Speaking Tibetan, Khams
Primary Language Tibetan, Khams (700 speakers)
Language Code khg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Tinani (300)
  Hindi (200)
  Jad (200)
  Sikkimese (200)
  Pahari, Mahasu (100)
  Kinnauri (60)
  Nepali (50)
  Sherpa (30)
  Pattani (20)
  Punjabi, Eastern (20)
  Bilaspuri (20)
  Kangri (20)
  Bhattiyali (20)
People Groups Speaking Tibetan, Khams

Primary Language:  Tibetan, Khams

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tibetan, Khams
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
68.58 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
26.29 %
Islam
4.71 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.33 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Photo Source Joe Kirkendall  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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