Punjabi of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 76,150

ROP3 Code: 108182
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
Language: Panjabi - (pan)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Pakistan

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Brief Profile

The Punjabi people of Pakistan should not be confused with Punjabi people from the Punjab province in India who predominantly adhere to Sikhism. Whereas, the Punjabi of Pakistan are predominantly Islamic. Religion is a major part of Pakistan and Punjabi people. They have been exposed to Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddishism, and Christianity to name a few. The people are not cut off from other religious views. However, predominately they adhere to Islam and practice Sharia Law according to the Qu’ran.

Generally, the Punjabi culture does not value personal space like Westerners. Therefore, during conversation they may talk very closely to a person. It is essential that one not back away as this is see as a sign of rudeness and disrespect.

Animistic worship sometimes plays a huge part in their day to day life. Clerics and imams are seen as giving blessings or hold great wisdom. As a result, Punjabi seek them out for spiritual guidance.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will working in the lives of Punjabi people to understand and receive the message of God's free gift of salvation.
  • Pray God will work via dreams and evangelical Christians to understand the message of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray Christians will take the initiative to form relationships with Punjabi sharing the message of Christ through their lifestyle and word.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
Talking Bible
Online Talking Bible - Punjabi
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX10,000
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC4,500
United StatesCaryRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC3,500
United StatesGreensboroGreensboro-High PointNC3,500
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,210
United StatesOrland ParkChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,000
United StatesAshevilleAshevilleNC400
United StatesBirminghamBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesAlpharettaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA10