Jat Bajwa (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

The Bajwa Jats are known for being brave and for their longstanding involvement in agriculture. This clan is called the "clan of the hawk," a reference to two of their prominent ancestors, according to Wikipedia. However, much of what we hear about the Bajwas comes from legends, which may not be historically reliable.


Ministry Obstacles

Many in what is now Pakistan converted to Islam hundreds of years ago, and they now live in distinct communities that are difficult to penetrate with the gospel. In general, the Bajwa Jats in Pakistan are Sunni Muslim, though there are Ahmadiyyas among them who hold to a form of Islam sometimes considered to be heretical.


Outreach Ideas

Most of these people speak a major language in Pakistan like Panjabi or Urdu, so they may have access to biblical materials online like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. Pray for many Bajwa Jats to find, download, and believe what they hear in these resources.


Prayer Focus

Although most of the Bible is available in the primary language they speak, Western Punjabi, there are no known believers among the Muslim Bajwa Jats of Pakistan. Pray for the Word of God to reach the Bajwa Jat community.
Ask God to prepare their hearts to receive the good news of forgiveness and salvation in Christ


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-25
People Name General Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 542,000
Population all Countries 543,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names जाट, बाजवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19819
ROP3 Code 115857
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
406,000
Sindh
119,000
Azad Kashmir
13,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
4,800
Balochistan
200
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 5
  Punjab 406,000
  Sindh 119,000
  Azad Kashmir 13,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 4,800
  Balochistan 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (322,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
99,000
Sindhi
81,000
Urdu
41,000
Pahari-Potwari
16,000
Dhatki
4,800
Marwari
3,600
Hindko, Southern
1,900
Hindko, Northern
1,500
Bagri
200
Pashto, Northern
100
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (322,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 99,000
  Sindhi 81,000
  Urdu 41,000
  Pahari-Potwari 16,000
  Dhatki 4,800
  Marwari 3,600
  Hindko, Southern 1,900
  Hindko, Northern 1,500
  Bagri 200
  Pashto, Northern 100
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 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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