Jat Chima (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 / 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 military victories has been acquiring land.

There are a number of separate Jat clans, one of which is the Chima, also spelled Cheema. Wikipedia describes them as "very politically influential," "elite," and "aristocratic." They are among Pakistan's movers and shakers.


Where Are they Located?

The Chima Jats in Pakistan live mainly in Punjab, Pakistan's most influential province. A few of them live in the nearby Indian states of Punjab and Rajasthan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chima Jats have held much power in Pakistan's national government as well as in Punjab's state government for many decades. Their wealth comes from land ownership. Because of their wealth and prestige, the Chima Jats would have much influence for good in Pakistan if they were willing to embrace the Savior.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chima Jats of Pakistan are entirely Sunni Muslim. There are Jats in India who are either Hindu or Sikh, but in Pakistan, Jats are almost all Muslim.


What Are Their Needs?

There are no known followers of Christ among the Chima Jats. Much more information is needed on their exact numbers and location. Fact finding, survey prayer teams would be helpful to find out more about the Chima Jats of Pakistan. The unreached group needs to be targeted by intercessors and church planters in Pakistan and India.


Prayer Points

Pray that that Chima Jats of Pakistan would have the opportunity to hear a clear presentation of the gospel in their language, Western Punjabi.
Pray that Bibles and other resources would be available for a new Chima Jat church.
Pray that the Lord would move some of His people to live among the Chima Jats and build relationships with them in order to bring them to Christ.
Pray that the new Jat believers would be discipled and develop a burden for the salvation of all Jat communities.
Pray the Lord would allow the JESUS Film in Western Punjabi to be shown in Pakistan and that He would bring Muslim Jats into His kingdom as a result.


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


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheema
http://www.jatland.com/home/Cheema#Distribution_in_Pakistan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_Muslim
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jat


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jat Chima (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Chima (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 778,000
Population all Countries 779,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names जाट, चीमा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19831
ROP3 Code 115864
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
573,000
Sindh
161,000
Azad Kashmir
17,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
5,700
Balochistan
300
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 573,000
  Sindh 161,000
  Azad Kashmir 17,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 5,700
  Balochistan 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (909,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
110,000
Saraiki
91,000
Urdu
53,000
Pahari-Potwari
18,000
Dhatki
5,600
Hindko, Northern
2,800
Marwari
2,200
Hindko, Southern
1,600
Pashto, Northern
200
Balochi, Western
40
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (909,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 110,000
  Saraiki 91,000
  Urdu 53,000
  Pahari-Potwari 18,000
  Dhatki 5,600
  Hindko, Northern 2,800
  Marwari 2,200
  Hindko, Southern 1,600
  Pashto, Northern 200
  Balochi, Western 40
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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 The Return Create International
Film / Video The Return Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Text / Printed Matter Bible: 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
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.
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