Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
434,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Scripture is clear that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of darkness. All unreached peoples are hindered by some kind of counterfeit spiritual belief system that keeps them away from Jesus Christ.

This is very true for the Sidhu Jats of India and Pakistan. They are the largest Muslim Jat clan in Pakistan's Punjab Province. Pakistan's city of Lahore remains a stronghold of this clan. About one-third of Sidhus are Muslims, and the rest are Sikhs, especially those from the Brars sub-clan that lives on India's side of the border.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Besides embracing false spiritual beliefs, they also face a second obstacle to accepting Jesus. They are the most influential and prominent Jat clan. The Sidhus are mostly rich landlords and farmers, so they fail to see that they have needs.


What Are Their Needs?

Believers who rise up to work among the Sidhu Jats of India will need a heavenly wisdom that includes sensitivity to cultural issues that face Jat subgroups. They need Holy Spirit given creative solutions to religious challenges that hold back the gospel message from the Jat people groups.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give wisdom to those reaching out to Jats.
* Pray that He will light a path before them to penetrate this people group with the truth of His gospel.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-18
People Name General Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 434,000
World Population 434,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Sikh Jat, जात, सिढू (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19903
ROP3 Code 115896
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 15
Largest States
Punjab
(388,000)
Haryana
(16,000)
Rajasthan
(9,800)
Uttar Pradesh
(5,500)
Chandigarh
(3,700)
Jammu and Kashmir
(2,900)
Maharashtra
(2,800)
Uttarakhand
(1,800)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,300)
West Bengal
(1,100)
Himachal Pradesh
(800)
Jharkhand
(600)
Gujarat
(300)
Telangana
(300)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 15
  Punjab (388,000)
  Haryana (16,000)
  Rajasthan (9,800)
  Uttar Pradesh (5,500)
  Chandigarh (3,700)
  Jammu and Kashmir (2,900)
  Maharashtra (2,800)
  Uttarakhand (1,800)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
  West Bengal (1,100)
  Himachal Pradesh (800)
  Jharkhand (600)
  Gujarat (300)
  Telangana (300)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (362,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(42,000)
Bagri
(15,000)
Haryanvi
(1,600)
Bengali
(20)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (362,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (42,000)
  Bagri (15,000)
  Haryanvi (1,600)
  Bengali (20)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

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 New Testament (FCBH)
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 %
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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