Jat, Sial in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Jat, Sial only in Pakistan
Population
72,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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
Population in Pakistan 72,000
World Population 72,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names जात, सियाल
People ID 20040
ROP3 Code 115930
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: 3
Largest States
Punjab (60,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (12,000) Federally Administer (300)
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: 3
Punjab (60,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (12,000)
Federally Administer (300)

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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (55,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (7,600) Urdu (5,200) Hindko, Southern (1,200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (55,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (7,600) Urdu (5,200)
Hindko, Southern (1,200)
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 Punjabi, 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: Keith Carey  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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