Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
234,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


The Rajputs

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Introduction

Three hundred years ago Janjua Rajputs were ruled by a Sikh Empire. Then they rebelled and gained their independence. After that the Janjua often fought wars against Sikh dominated empires. These wars didn't stop until the 1800s when Pakistan came under British rule. Today the Janjua Rajputs still consider Sikhs to be there enemies, and they have not forgiven them for what happened during these wars. Janjua Rajputs are very powerful in some parts of Pakistan's Punjab Province. Like other Rajput communities, the Janjuas have high status throughout South Asia.


Ministry Obstacles

The Janjua in Pakistan are 100 percent Muslim. Those that live in Pakistan have few opportunities to hear of the ways of Christ. The only Christians they know of come from low caste groups that have very little contact with any Rajput community.


Outreach Ideas

Most of these people speak a major language in Pakistan like Punjabi or Urdu, so they have potential access to biblical materials online like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. Pray for many Janjua Rajputs to find, download, and believe what they hear in these resources.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus Christ among the Janjua Rajputs.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Janjua Rajputs would be at peace with all of their neighbors. May this people group come to see Jesus Christ as the true source of peace. Ask God to lead faithful workers to reach out to this people group with the message of salvation.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-22
People Name General Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 234,000
World Population 237,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names राजपूत, जॅंज्यूये (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 20237
ROP3 Code 115981
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
(177,000)
Islamabad
(29,000)
Azad Kashmir
(15,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(12,000)
Sindh
(1,100)
Federally Administer
(70)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab (177,000)
  Islamabad (29,000)
  Azad Kashmir (15,000)
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (12,000)
  Sindh (1,100)
  Federally Administer (70)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (173,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Urdu
(30,000)
Hindko, Northern
(3,400)
Hindko, Southern
(2,500)
Pashto, Northern
(2,000)
Saraiki
(1,900)
Shina
(1,800)
Shina, Kohistani
(500)
Kashmiri
(400)
Sindhi
(40)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (173,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Urdu (30,000)
  Hindko, Northern (3,400)
  Hindko, Southern (2,500)
  Pashto, Northern (2,000)
  Saraiki (1,900)
  Shina (1,800)
  Shina, Kohistani (500)
  Kashmiri (400)
  Sindhi (40)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete No
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 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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Raja Hasan M Mohsin  Used with permission
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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