Jat, Gil (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Gil (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
200,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Hollywood is a familiar name in the Western world for being the center of the entertainment and film industry, but throughout most of South Asia, the entertainment hub is nicknamed "Bollywood," centered in Mumbai. A name that crops up time and again in Bollywood is the surname Shergill. A number of Shergills are prominent in India's entertainment industry.

The Shergill name comes from the Gill Jat clan, mostly from India's Punjab State. The Gill Jat clan is found in the Punjab regions straddling eastern Pakistan and northwestern India. It is one of the largest and most aristocratic of the Jat clans. Historically they were renowned for their courage, honesty, and bravery. During the British control of India, Sir Lepal Griffin said that, "The Jat race is, for honesty, strength, and courage, second to no race on earth." As with other Jats, some are Hindu or Muslim, but most are Sikhs.

In every people group, there are pioneers ready to break with culture and tradition and explore something new. TV and film might be just such a venue for the gospel message.


Prayer Points

* Pray for God to anoint and appoint workers to create relevant, culturally sensitive Christ-centered radio, TV, and films that will be appropriate for the Gill Sikhs of India.
* Pray for the Gill Jats, even those who work in the entertainment industry, to see their need for Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-19
People Name General Jat, Gil (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Jat, Gil (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 200,000
World Population 200,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Sikh Jat, जात, गिल (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19863
ROP3 Code 115877
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: 13
Largest States
Punjab (122,000) Haryana (60,000) Rajasthan (6,800)
Uttar Pradesh (3,800) Maharashtra (1,800) Jammu and Kashmir (1,300)
Chandigarh (1,300) Uttarakhand (1,000) Delhi (700)
Himachal Pradesh (700) West Bengal (400) Jharkhand (300)
Madhya Pradesh (300)
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: 13
Punjab (122,000) Haryana (60,000)
Rajasthan (6,800) Uttar Pradesh (3,800)
Maharashtra (1,800) Jammu and Kashmir (1,300)
Chandigarh (1,300) Uttarakhand (1,000)
Delhi (700) Himachal Pradesh (700)
West Bengal (400) Jharkhand (300)
Madhya Pradesh (300)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (149,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (23,000) Haryanvi (7,700) Bagri (7,200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (149,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (23,000) Haryanvi (7,700)
Bagri (7,200)
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 Panjabi, 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: Anonymous  
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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