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
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* 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)
Pronunciation sih-DOO
Population this Country 493,000
Population all Countries 493,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
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
439,000
Haryana
18,000
Rajasthan
11,000
Uttar Pradesh
6,000
Chandigarh
4,200
Maharashtra
3,300
Jammu and Kashmir
3,300
Uttarakhand
2,500
Jharkhand
1,500
Madhya Pradesh
1,400
West Bengal
1,400
Himachal Pradesh
900
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 439,000
  Haryana 18,000
  Rajasthan 11,000
  Uttar Pradesh 6,000
  Chandigarh 4,200
  Maharashtra 3,300
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,300
  Uttarakhand 2,500
  Jharkhand 1,500
  Madhya Pradesh 1,400
  West Bengal 1,400
  Himachal Pradesh 900
  Gujarat 300
  Telangana 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (386,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
46,000
Bagri
16,000
Haryanvi
1,600
Bengali
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (386,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 46,000
  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  (1818-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
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 data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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