Khattar in Pakistan

The Khattar have only been reported 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

They are essentially a 'Punjabi' tribe/people numbering around 120-150,000 altogether, in Pakistan and India. In historical terms, 'Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan' (1892-1942) a prominent Punjabi politician, is the best-known representative of this tribe, and belonging to the famous 'Hayat Family' of Wah, in Punjab. Over the last 50-60 years, the tribe, especially its main/chief families in Pakistan, have intermarried with some Kashmiri and Pushtun/Pakhtun families.


Where Are they Located?

Around 68% of the Khattars are found in the 3 districts of Pakistan's North Punjab i.e Rawalpindi, Attock and Chakwa (2000 Census of Pakistan)l-- and in addition,there are some populations in Jhang and Layyah districts in Southern and Central Punjab and a sizeable population in India, in Indian Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

A very smal group of Khattars, by their own accounts, settled near/in Kabul, Afghanistan, some 150 to 200 years ago, as traders and this number has since assimilated with the locals there. Most of the Khattars speak Punjabi dialects although some also use Pahari and Urdu/Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

About 64% of Khattars in Pakistan and India are rural, agrarian cultivators, mostly small-holders but with some big/notable landowners amongst them, too. In North/Pakistani Punjab, a fair number of therm also enter the military and civil sevices.
Urban Khattar populations are rather scattered, mostly settlers from the rural areas. In Pakistan they are mostly in Rawalpindi and Lahore cities; whilst in India, in Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Bareilly, Agra and some other cities too. The Indian urban Khattars are more dynamic and go in quite a lot for business and commercial activitry, in addition to government service.
As a race, the Khattars especially in the rual areas, tend to be of average wheatish complexion, with occasional variations of very fair and very dark; and they are a robust and healthy people, although not bulky or heavily muscled, but slim and tall. They generally have very expressive features and eyes and are quite direct and outspoken in speech.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In Pakistan, almost all Khattars are Muslims of the Sunni sect, and often quite devout in the rural areas. Those in India are mostly Hindus as well as some Sikhs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khattars are a prominent race in Punjab, and generally well off, except for the very smallest land-holders or tenant farmers. Their general condition would also greatly improve with the availability of water resources in their main areas in Pakistani Punjab; and with greater access to primary and secondary and vocational education.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Khattar in Pakistan.

Pray the Khattars may see the light, and be brought into the fold.
Pray for education and greater awareness.
Pray they may move away from their sometimes violent ways towards pece, love and tolerance.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Khattar
People Name in Country Khattar
Population this Country 108,000
Population all Countries 108,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Kahtar; Kathar; Khatu; खत्तर
People ID 19448
ROP3 Code 115576
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 3
Largest States
Punjab
67,000
Islamabad
32,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
9,100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
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 3
  Punjab 67,000
  Islamabad 32,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 9,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (48,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Pahari-Potwari
35,000
Hindko, Southern
15,000
Hindko, Northern
7,600
Urdu
5,500
Pashto, Central
2,000
Saraiki
1,500
Pashto, Northern
700
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (48,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Pahari-Potwari 35,000
  Hindko, Southern 15,000
  Hindko, Northern 7,600
  Urdu 5,500
  Pashto, Central 2,000
  Saraiki 1,500
  Pashto, Northern 700
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
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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 Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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