Sial Jat in Pakistan

The Jat Sial have only been reported in Pakistan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Jats are traditionally a rural community in India and Pakistan. The term "Jat" originally meant "peasant," but they are much more than common field workers. In past centuries the Jats have excelled as fighters, and typically the reward for their skills has been acquiring land. The Sial Jats ruled the Jhang Province in northern Punjab for over 300 years before the coming of the British.

There are a number of Muslim Jat clans in Pakistan, one of whom is the Sial Jats.


Where Are they Located?

Most Sial Jats live in Punjab, a region that straddles India and Pakistan. It is noted as a very fertile region for growing grain.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Sial Jats are landowners who work in agriculture. Others are nomadic herdsmen. Sial Jats have served with distinction in the military. Traditionally their literacy rate for Sial Jats has been low.

This people group has a strong preference for elaborate wedding and funeral ceremonies. If you went to their weddings you will find that they marry within their clan but not within their family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sial Jats are Sunni Muslims


What Are Their Needs?

There are no known Sial Jat Christian believers in Pakistan. The Sial Jats of Pakistan need to hear the gospel in a meaningful way. Some of the Sial Jats in India follow Christ, but they are very rare.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jat Sial in Pakistan.

* Pray that the Lord would move some of the Christian Sial Jats of India to share the gospel with the Sial Jats of Pakistan.
* Pray more accurate and detailed information would become available about the Sial Jats.
* Pray the Lord would send His ambassadors to the Sial Jats.
* Pray the Lord would soften the hearts of the Sial Jats of Pakistan and bring them to Himself.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20040/PK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sial_tribe
https://www.facebook.com/SialAssociationPakistan/posts/426939527360009
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20040/PK
http://www.jatland.com/home/Siyol#Distribution_in_Pakistan
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_Muslim


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jat Sial
People Name in Country Jat Sial
Natural Name Sial Jat
Population this Country 170,000
Population all Countries 170,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names जाट, सियाल
People ID 20040
ROP3 Code 115930
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
145,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
25,000
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 145,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 25,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (130,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
39,000
Urdu
15,000
Hindko, Southern
3,600
Marwari
200
Primary Language Saraiki (130,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 39,000
  Urdu 15,000
  Hindko, Southern 3,600
  Marwari 200
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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