Jhinwar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Jhinwar peoples have been associated with boating, fishing and carrying water. Others milled grain for a living. Recently, they have entered stone-cutting, agriculture, and the road-building professions.


Where Are they Located?

Most Muslim Jhinwar people live in Punjab or Sindh Provinces of Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jhinwar people are considered to be either Other Backward Castes (OBGs) or a Scheduled caste. These are both low status groups. That makes a big difference in just about any South Asian culture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Muslim Jhinwar people adhere to the teachings of Mohammed as spelled out in the Koran, but few if any can read Classical Arabic, the language of the Islamic holy book. For this reason, they depend on their imams and mullahs to teach them the fundamentals of Islam. They hope that their good deeds will outweigh their bad deeds on the day of judgment.


What Are Their Needs?

No matter what religious affiliation they have, Jhinwar people need to make Christ central to their identity. He needs to be the one they trust.


Prayer Points

Pray that God's Holy Spirit will open new doors in hearts to positive change among the Jhinwar people.
Pray for Jhinwar Muslims to have a Holy Spirit driven hunger for spiritual truth that will drive them to the Lord.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out new workers who will lovingly stick with these people until they have a church planting movement.
Pray for a disciple-making movement to sweep through Muslim Jhinwar communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Jhinwar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/hindu-jhinwar-people/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhinwar
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Jhinwar
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17010/PK


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation JIN-var
Alternate Names Dhimar; Jhanjho; Jhiwar; Jimar; Kashyab Rajput; Mashki; झींवर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 872,000
Population all Countries 878,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
People ID 17572
ROP3 Code 112999
ROP25 Code 303374
ROP25 Name Jhiwar / Jhinwar
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
713,000
Sindh
110,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
14,000
Azad Kashmir
9,600
Islamabad
8,400
Balochistan
400
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 713,000
  Sindh 110,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 14,000
  Azad Kashmir 9,600
  Islamabad 8,400
  Balochistan 400
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (362,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
290,000
Urdu
77,000
Sindhi
58,000
Marwari (Pakistan)
23,000
Pahari-Potwari
20,000
Hindko, Southern
12,000
Hindko, Northern
8,700
Bagri
2,600
Dhatki
1,800
Pashto, Central
900
Pashto, Northern
200
Kashmiri
100
Koli, Parkari
70
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (362,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 290,000
  Urdu 77,000
  Sindhi 58,000
  Marwari (Pakistan) 23,000
  Pahari-Potwari 20,000
  Hindko, Southern 12,000
  Hindko, Northern 8,700
  Bagri 2,600
  Dhatki 1,800
  Pashto, Central 900
  Pashto, Northern 200
  Kashmiri 100
  Koli, Parkari 70
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Naveed Akhtar 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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