Jat, Dhillon (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Dhillon (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
180,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In India, caste discrimination is forbidden by the constitution, but in actuality it pervades all religious and social structures. Socially, the most elite castes are called "forward castes," and among them are the 12 million Jats. Though most Jats are either Muslim or Hindu, those in the Punjab state are mainly Sikh (1). Among the Jats, there are sub-groups. The largest group is the Dhillon Jats, often called the Raja Jats due to the large number of kings, royalty, and warriors that have come from their clan. Its history dates back over 4,000 years with an impressive history in clan folklore. The Dhillon Dynasty probably founded India's capital city, Delhi, and ruled there from 800-283 B.C. The city's name is derived from the clan's name.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There is a strong Christian presence in India's Punjab State, home of most members of the Dhillon Jats. A church planting movement began in 2000 and had goals to have strong churches in each of its 12 districts, to have Christian workers based in each of its 491 pincode areas, and for every people group to have a church. Unfortunately, forward castes like the Jats are the least reached and least open to change. Caste is so important, especially in marriage, that some Jats advocate DNA testing to prove "Jatness" before the wedding.


References

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people#Religion


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-17
People Name General Jat, Dhillon (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Jat, Dhillon (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 180,000
World Population 180,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Sikh Jat, जात, ढिल्लों (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19789
ROP3 Code 115854
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Largest States
Punjab (161,000) Haryana (7,100) Rajasthan (5,000)
Uttar Pradesh (2,100) Chandigarh (1,300) Maharashtra (1,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (800) Uttarakhand (700) West Bengal (200)
Madhya Pradesh (200) Delhi (200)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Punjab (161,000) Haryana (7,100)
Rajasthan (5,000) Uttar Pradesh (2,100)
Chandigarh (1,300) Maharashtra (1,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (800) Uttarakhand (700)
West Bengal (200) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Delhi (200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (150,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (17,000) Bagri (5,800)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (150,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (17,000) Bagri (5,800)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
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 Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small

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


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