Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Prayer Focus

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 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


Scripture Prayers for the Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-25
People Name General Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 272,000
Population all Countries 273,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names जाट, बाजवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19819
ROP3 Code 115857
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
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 5
Largest States
Punjab
155,000
Sindh
103,000
Azad Kashmir
11,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
4,100
Balochistan
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 155,000
  Sindh 103,000
  Azad Kashmir 11,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 4,100
  Balochistan 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (161,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
81,000
Urdu
52,000
Saraiki
22,000
Pahari-Potwari
7,900
Dhatki
4,800
Marwari
2,000
Hindko, Southern
1,600
Hindko, Northern
1,500
Pashto, Northern
100
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (161,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 81,000
  Urdu 52,000
  Saraiki 22,000
  Pahari-Potwari 7,900
  Dhatki 4,800
  Marwari 2,000
  Hindko, Southern 1,600
  Hindko, Northern 1,500
  Pashto, Northern 100
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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