Jat Varaich (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

Historically Varaich (a.k.a. Waraich) Jats have been landowners and tenant farmers but they also have a reputation as fearless warriors. Many from this clan are in both India's and Pakistan's military forces. Some of Pakistan's prominent military officers are from this clan.

For hundreds of years the Varaich Jats had conflicts over land with the Gujjars. They typically drove the Gujjars off their land, but the Gujjars continued fighting them in an attempt to get their land back. Much of the history of the Varaich Jats is shrouded in myths so we do not know for sure what actually happened.

Today Varaich Jats are usually farmers. Some have joined armies and adopted various professions to earn their living. Surprisingly, both Sikh and Muslim Varaichs follow Hindu wedding traditions.


Ministry Obstacles

There are very few opportunities for a Varaich Jat to hear the gospel from a believer. At this point, they are more likely to hear of Jesus from a media-based resource.


Outreach Ideas

There might be opportunities to show the JESUS Film in areas where the Varaich Jats live, but it would need to be approached prayerfully.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among this Jat caste. Pray for God to send His love for the Varaich Jats through His Word, His servants, and His Holy Spirit.
Ask for the Lord to prepare the hearts of the Varaich Jats to be receptive and ready to surrender to Christ.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-27
People Name General Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 1,003,000
Population all Countries 1,004,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 20
Alternate Names जाट, वाराइच (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19911
ROP3 Code 115900
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
782,000
Sindh
196,000
Azad Kashmir
17,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
7,300
Islamabad
1,400
Balochistan
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 782,000
  Sindh 196,000
  Azad Kashmir 17,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 7,300
  Islamabad 1,400
  Balochistan 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (717,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
143,000
Saraiki
101,000
Urdu
64,000
Pahari-Potwari
22,000
Dhatki
5,700
Marwari
4,900
Hindko, Northern
3,500
Hindko, Southern
2,500
Pashto, Northern
200
Bagri
200
Balochi, Western
40
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (717,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 143,000
  Saraiki 101,000
  Urdu 64,000
  Pahari-Potwari 22,000
  Dhatki 5,700
  Marwari 4,900
  Hindko, Northern 3,500
  Hindko, Southern 2,500
  Pashto, Northern 200
  Bagri 200
  Balochi, Western 40
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
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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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