Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Bajwa Jats are known for being brave and for their longstanding involvement in agriculture. This clan is called the "clan of the hawk," a reference to two of their prominent ancestors, according to Wikipedia. However, much of what we hear about the Bajwas comes from legends, which may not be historically reliable.


Ministry Obstacles

Many in what is now Pakistan converted to Islam hundreds of years ago, and they now live in distinct communities that are difficult to penetrate with the gospel. In general, the Bajwa Jats in Pakistan are Sunni Muslim, though there are Ahmadiyyas among them who hold to a form of Islam sometimes considered to be heretical.


Outreach Ideas

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


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although most of the Bible is available in the primary language they speak, Western Punjabi, there are no known believers among the Muslim Bajwa Jats of Pakistan.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Word of God to reach the Bajwa Jat community.
* Ask God to prepare their hearts to receive the good news of forgiveness and salvation in Christ


Scripture Prayers for the Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-25
People Name General Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
World Population 222,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names जाट, बाजवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19819
ROP3 Code 115857
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 5
Largest States
Punjab
175,000
Sindh
40,000
Azad Kashmir
2,600
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
2,600
Balochistan
300
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 5
  Punjab 175,000
  Sindh 40,000
  Azad Kashmir 2,600
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 2,600
  Balochistan 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (166,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Urdu
29,000
Sindhi
17,000
Saraiki
6,100
Kashmiri
1,100
Marwari
200
Hindko, Northern
200
Koli, Parkari
100
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (166,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 29,000
  Sindhi 17,000
  Saraiki 6,100
  Kashmiri 1,100
  Marwari 200
  Hindko, Northern 200
  Koli, Parkari 100
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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