Jat, Varaich (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
294,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-27
People Name General Jat, Varaich (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat, Varaich (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 294,000
World Population 294,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names जात, वाराइच (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19911
ROP3 Code 115900
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Largest States
Punjab (247,000) Sindh (40,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (3,400)
Azad Kashmir (3,400) Islamabad (400) Balochistan (200)
Federally Administer (40)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Punjab (247,000) Sindh (40,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (3,400) Azad Kashmir (3,400)
Islamabad (400) Balochistan (200)
Federally Administer (40)

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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (240,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (23,000) Sindhi (13,000) Saraiki (6,100)
Koli, Parkari (200) Hindko, Northern (100) Marwari (60)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (240,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (23,000) Sindhi (13,000)
Saraiki (6,100) Koli, Parkari (200)
Hindko, Northern (100) Marwari (60)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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