Jat Varaich (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

Historically Varaich (a.k.a. Waraich) Jats have been landowners and tenant farmers but they also have a reputation as fearless warriors. Many from this clan are in both India's and Pakistan's military forces. Some of Pakistan's prominent military officers are from this clan.

For hundreds of years the Varaich Jats had conflicts over land with the Gujjars. They typically drove the Gujjars off their land, but the Gujjars continued fighting them in an attempt to get their land back. Much of the history of the Varaich Jats is shrouded in myths so we do not know for sure what actually happened.

Today Varaich Jats are usually farmers. Some have joined armies and adopted various professions to earn their living. Surprisingly, both Sikh and Muslim Varaichs follow Hindu wedding traditions.


Ministry Obstacles

There are very few opportunities for a Varaich Jat to hear the gospel from a believer. At this point, they are more likely to hear of Jesus from a media-based resource.


Outreach Ideas

There might be opportunities to show the JESUS Film in areas where the Varaich Jats live, but it would need to be approached prayerfully.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among this Jat caste. * Pray for God to send His love for the Varaich Jats through His Word, His servants, and His Holy Spirit.
* Ask for the Lord to prepare the hearts of the Varaich Jats to be receptive and ready to surrender to Christ.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-27
People Name General Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 421,000
Population all Countries 422,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names जाट, वाराइच (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19911
ROP3 Code 115900
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 6
Largest States
Punjab
230,000
Sindh
169,000
Azad Kashmir
14,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
6,300
Islamabad
500
Balochistan
200
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 6
  Punjab 230,000
  Sindh 169,000
  Azad Kashmir 14,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 6,300
  Islamabad 500
  Balochistan 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (257,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
143,000
Urdu
67,000
Saraiki
26,000
Pahari-Potwari
10,000
Dhatki
5,700
Marwari
3,500
Hindko, Northern
3,500
Hindko, Southern
2,100
Pashto, Northern
200
Balochi, Western
40
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (257,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 143,000
  Urdu 67,000
  Saraiki 26,000
  Pahari-Potwari 10,000
  Dhatki 5,700
  Marwari 3,500
  Hindko, Northern 3,500
  Hindko, Southern 2,100
  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  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
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 Cartoon Gospel tract
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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