• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OBC MUSLIM - JAT

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People groups: 4

Population: 665,775

Unreached people groups: 4

UPG population: 665,775

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 635,275

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Jat are a dominant peasant community of north-west India and Pakistan. Originally most of the Jats were Hindu, though some converted to Islam and Sikhism. The Muslim Jat attribute their origin to forcible conversion to Islam. Today, the Jat of Pakistan are mainly Muslim. Muslim Jat are scattered across northern and western India. They follow the Sunni sect of Islam.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 1361-1369

Peoples within this cluster: Jat (Jati, Jatu); Jat Langah; Jat, Muslim

Countries where they are found: Afghanistan; India; Pakistan


People groups: 4

Population: 665,775

Unreached people groups: 4

UPG population: 665,775

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 635,275

Number of countries: 3