Langah Jat in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

Some experts believe the Langah Jats are related to the Pashtun people groups who live in Afghanistan. Others believe they came from Arabia. What is known is that in 1445 Saikh Yousaf Qureshi, a powerful Langah leader, took control of Punjab and founded a dynasty that ruled this region until 1460. Today the Langah are no longer politically powerful, but they haven't lost their faith in Allah. All of them are Sunni Muslims.


Ministry Obstacles

Langah Jats are taught at an early age that Islam is the perfect religion and that the Bible is in error. Very few of them have a chance to hear a Christian tell them otherwise.


Outreach Ideas

This people group speaks Western Punjabi, a language with many Christian resources. Perhaps someone can call their attention to gospel recordings, the JESUS Film, and radio broadcasts that they can access via the Internet in the privacy of their own homes.


Prayer Focus

They are 100 percent Muslim, with no known followers of Christ. * Ask God to break the hold that Islam has on the Langah Jats of Pakistan and replace it with a dedication to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Lord will open doors for true believers to reach out to them to invite them to become part of the kingdom of God.
* Pray that believers will soon give them scripture, tracts and gospel recordings in Western Punjabi.


Scripture Prayers for the Jat Langah in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-24
People Name General Jat Langah
People Name in Country Jat Langah
Natural Name Langah Jat
Population this Country 173,000
Population all Countries 174,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Langa; Langha; Lanjar; Sanaia; Saraia; Sarangia; Sarengia; जाट, लंगाह
People ID 20005
ROP3 Code 115913
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
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 2
Largest States
Punjab
170,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
3,700
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Punjab 170,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 3,700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (153,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
30,000
Marwari
15,000
Urdu
13,000
Bagri
1,100
Sindhi
900
Hindko, Southern
400
Primary Language Saraiki (153,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 30,000
  Marwari 15,000
  Urdu 13,000
  Bagri 1,100
  Sindhi 900
  Hindko, Southern 400
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1898-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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