Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
299,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among this Jat caste.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* 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.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-27
People Name General Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 299,000
World Population 299,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names जाट, वाराइच (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19911
ROP3 Code 115900
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
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 7
Largest States
Punjab
249,000
Sindh
42,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
3,400
Azad Kashmir
3,400
Islamabad
400
Balochistan
200
Federally Administer
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 249,000
  Sindh 42,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 3,400
  Azad Kashmir 3,400
  Islamabad 400
  Balochistan 200
  Federally Administer 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (238,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Urdu
25,000
Sindhi
13,000
Saraiki
8,200
Koli, Parkari
200
Hindko, Northern
100
Marwari
60
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (238,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 25,000
  Sindhi 13,000
  Saraiki 8,200
  Koli, Parkari 200
  Hindko, Northern 100
  Marwari 60
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.




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