Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions) in India

The Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Scripture is clear that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of darkness. All unreached peoples are hindered by some kind of counterfeit spiritual belief system that keeps them away from Jesus Christ.

This is very true for the Sidhu Jats of India and Pakistan. They are the largest Muslim Jat clan in Pakistan's Punjab Province. Pakistan's city of Lahore remains a stronghold of this clan. About one-third of Sidhus are Muslims, and the rest are Sikhs, especially those from the Brars sub-clan that lives on India's side of the border.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Besides embracing false spiritual beliefs, they also face a second obstacle to accepting Jesus. They are the most influential and prominent Jat clan. The Sidhus are mostly rich landlords and farmers, so they fail to see that they have needs.


What Are Their Needs?

Believers who rise up to work among the Sidhu Jats of India will need a heavenly wisdom that includes sensitivity to cultural issues that face Jat subgroups. They need Holy Spirit given creative solutions to religious challenges that hold back the gospel message from the Jat people groups.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Pray that God will give wisdom to those reaching out to Jats.
* Pray that He will light a path before them to penetrate this people group with the truth of His gospel.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-18
People Name General Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions)
World Population 428,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Sikh Jat; जाट, सिढू (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19903
ROP3 Code 115896
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 15
Largest States
Punjab
382,000
Haryana
15,000
Rajasthan
9,400
Uttar Pradesh
5,200
Chandigarh
3,600
Maharashtra
2,900
Jammu and Kashmir
2,800
Uttarakhand
2,100
Jharkhand
1,300
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
West Bengal
1,200
Himachal Pradesh
800
Gujarat
300
Telangana
300
Chhattisgarh
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 15
  Punjab 382,000
  Haryana 15,000
  Rajasthan 9,400
  Uttar Pradesh 5,200
  Chandigarh 3,600
  Maharashtra 2,900
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,800
  Uttarakhand 2,100
  Jharkhand 1,300
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  West Bengal 1,200
  Himachal Pradesh 800
  Gujarat 300
  Telangana 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (370,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
44,000
Bagri
16,000
Haryanvi
1,600
Bengali
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (370,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 44,000
  Bagri 16,000
  Haryanvi 1,600
  Bengali 20
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more