Jat, Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Bajwa (Muslim traditions) only in Pakistan
Population
183,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bajwa Jats are known for being brave and for their longstanding involvement in agriculture. This clan is called the "clan of the hawk," a reference to two of their prominent ancestors, according to Wikipedia. However, much of what we hear about the Bajwas comes from legends, which may not be historically reliable.


Ministry Obstacles

Many in what is now Pakistan converted to Islam hundreds of years ago, and they now live in distinct communities that are difficult to penetrate with the gospel. In general, the Bajwa Jats in Pakistan are Sunni Muslim, though there are Ahmadiyyas among them who hold to a form of Islam sometimes considered to be heretical.


Outreach Ideas

Most of these people speak a major language in Pakistan like Panjabi or Urdu, so they may have access to biblical materials online like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. Pray for many Bajwa Jats to find, download, and believe what they hear in these resources.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although most of the Bible is available in the primary language they speak, Western Punjabi, there are no known believers among the Muslim Bajwa Jats of Pakistan.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Word of God to reach the Bajwa Jat community.
* Ask God to prepare their hearts to receive the good news of forgiveness and salvation in Christ


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-25
People Name General Jat, Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat, Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 183,000
World Population 183,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names जात, बाजवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19819
ROP3 Code 115857
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: 6
Largest States
Punjab (151,000) Sindh (28,000) Azad Kashmir (2,800)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,900) Balochistan (200) Federally Administer (30)
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: 6
Punjab (151,000) Sindh (28,000)
Azad Kashmir (2,800) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,900)
Balochistan (200) Federally Administer (30)

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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (148,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (13,000) Urdu (12,000) Saraiki (3,800)
Koli, Parkari (100) Marwari
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (148,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (13,000) Urdu (12,000)
Saraiki (3,800) Koli, Parkari (100)
Marwari (10)
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
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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