Rajput Janjua (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

Three hundred years ago Janjua Rajputs were ruled by a Sikh Empire. Then they rebelled and gained their independence. After that the Janjua often fought wars against Sikh dominated empires. These wars didn't stop until the 1800s when Pakistan came under British rule. Today the Janjua Rajputs still consider Sikhs to be there enemies, and they have not forgiven them for what happened during these wars. Janjua Rajputs are very powerful in some parts of Pakistan's Punjab Province. Like other Rajput communities, the Janjuas have high status throughout South Asia.


Ministry Obstacles

The Janjua in Pakistan are 100 percent Muslim. Those that live in Pakistan have few opportunities to hear of the ways of Christ. The only Christians they know of come from low caste groups that have very little contact with any Rajput community.


Outreach Ideas

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


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Jesus Christ among the Janjua Rajputs. Pray the Janjua Rajputs would be at peace with all of their neighbors. May this people group come to see Jesus Christ as the true source of peace. Ask God to lead faithful workers to reach out to this people group with the message of salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

The Rajputs
Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-22
Rajputs profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 313,000
Population all Countries 317,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names राजपूत, जॅंज्यूये (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 20237
ROP3 Code 115981
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
238,000
Islamabad
34,000
Azad Kashmir
21,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
17,000
Sindh
2,600
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 238,000
  Islamabad 34,000
  Azad Kashmir 21,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 17,000
  Sindh 2,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (151,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Pahari-Potwari
73,000
Saraiki
38,000
Hindko, Southern
25,000
Urdu
20,000
Hindko, Northern
17,000
Pashto, Central
3,200
Pashto, Northern
2,000
Sindhi
1,500
Kashmiri
1,200
Marwari
500
Shina
300
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (151,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Pahari-Potwari 73,000
  Saraiki 38,000
  Hindko, Southern 25,000
  Urdu 20,000
  Hindko, Northern 17,000
  Pashto, Central 3,200
  Pashto, Northern 2,000
  Sindhi 1,500
  Kashmiri 1,200
  Marwari 500
  Shina 300
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 Raja Hasan M Mohsin  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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