Awan 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 Awans were among those the British considered to be "martial races" and, as such, formed an important part of the British Indian Army. In particular, the Awans were part of the core Muslim group recruited by the British during the First and Second World Wars. Awans belong to the Zamindar or landowning class, and many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land which their ancestors have held for centuries. Historians describe them as valiant warriors and farmers who imposed their supremacy on the Janjua in part of the Salt Range, and established large colonies all along the Indus to Sind. They are exclusively Muslim and probably the descendants of some of the earlier Muslim invaders of the tenth century or earlier.


Ministry Obstacles

The Awan have been strongly and entirely Muslim for centuries.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Awan will learn of the possibility of viewing the Jesus film on the Internet, and listen to Gospel recordings. Pray especially for the youth to do this.


Prayer Focus

There probably is not a single follower of Jesus within this large community today, although there may be a few secret believers. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of these people to yearn for a Savior for their sin. Pray they will come to believe that Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) did indeed die for their sins, and that he rose from the dead. Pray for Awan farmers to learn improved farming practices resulting in higher yields, while protecting the land from erosion and overuse.


Scripture Prayers for the Awan in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-11
People Name General Awan
People Name in Country Awan
Pronunciation ah-WAHN
Population this Country 5,229,000
Population all Countries 5,249,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 105
Alternate Names आवाँ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16264
ROP3 Code 111389
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
3,304,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,614,000
Islamabad
174,000
Azad Kashmir
68,000
Sindh
57,000
Balochistan
13,000
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 3,304,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,614,000
  Islamabad 174,000
  Azad Kashmir 68,000
  Sindh 57,000
  Balochistan 13,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,757,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindko, Northern
981,000
Saraiki
721,000
Urdu
709,000
Pashto, Northern
498,000
Hindko, Southern
465,000
Pahari-Potwari
420,000
Pashto, Central
51,000
Sindhi
40,000
Marwari
16,000
Shina
15,000
Shina, Kohistani
9,800
Pashto, Southern
5,200
Marwari
5,000
Kashmiri
3,200
Kohistani, Indus
1,900
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,757,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindko, Northern 981,000
  Saraiki 721,000
  Urdu 709,000
  Pashto, Northern 498,000
  Hindko, Southern 465,000
  Pahari-Potwari 420,000
  Pashto, Central 51,000
  Sindhi 40,000
  Marwari 16,000
  Shina 15,000
  Shina, Kohistani 9,800
  Pashto, Southern 5,200
  Marwari 5,000
  Kashmiri 3,200
  Kohistani, Indus 1,900
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.
Photo Source Galen Frysinger 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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