Jat, Langah in Pakistan


Population
55,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

They are 100 percent Muslim, with no known followers of Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* 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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-24
People Name General Jat, Langah
People Name in Country Jat, Langah
Population in Pakistan 55,000
World Population 56,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Langa, Langha, Lanjar, Sanaia, Saraia, Sarangia, Sarengia, जात, लंगाह
People ID 20005
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: 2
Largest States
Punjab (53,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,700)
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: 2
Punjab (53,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,700)

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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (40,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (7,400) Urdu (3,900) Marwari (800)
Hindko, Southern (200) Bagri (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (40,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (7,400) Urdu (3,900)
Marwari (800) Hindko, Southern (200)
Bagri (100)
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
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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