Jad in India

The Jad have only been reported in India
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Main Language
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Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Nekhor Unknown
Gharja Unknown
Khampa Unknown
Neondi Unknown
Piti Unknown
Thava Unknown

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 2,200
World Population 2,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
2,000
Uttarakhand
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Himachal Pradesh 2,000
  Uttarakhand 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tibetan, Khams (800 speakers)
Language Code khg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Tinani
400
Jad
300
Hindi
300
Sikkimese
200
Pahari, Mahasu
100
Kinnauri
50
Nepali
50
Kangri
30
Bilaspuri
20
Bhattiyali
20
Sherpa
10
Punjabi, Eastern
Pattani
Primary Language Tibetan, Khams (800 speakers)
Language Code khg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Tinani 400
  Jad 300
  Hindi 300
  Sikkimese 200
  Pahari, Mahasu 100
  Kinnauri 50
  Nepali 50
  Kangri 30
  Bilaspuri 20
  Bhattiyali 20
  Sherpa 10
  Punjabi, Eastern 10
  Pattani 0
People Groups Speaking Tibetan, Khams

Primary Language:  Tibetan, Khams

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tibetan, Khams
Film / Video The Hope Video
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
74.65 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.58 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
23.82 %
Islam
0.58 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.31 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Photo Source Joe Kirkendall 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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