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Rajwar in India

Rajwar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
583,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.06 % Unknown   

Rajwar in India

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Introduction / History
The Rajwar are Hindus who live in India. Many have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

The Rajwar in Madhya Pradesh speak in Chhattisgarhi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. They are monogamous and marriage is through discussion. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. Sons inherit the same, regards property on the death of the father. There are birth and marriage rituals. Dead adults are cremated and dead children are buried. They work in agriculture and have caste councils to judge in disputes and to look after them in social matters.

In West Bengal they speak Magahi and Bengali and read and write Bengali. In Bihar they speak Magahi and Hindi and read and write Devanagari and many of them are cultivators.

In Orissa, the Rajwar speak, read and write Oriya.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Rajwar caste councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Rajwar to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:583,000
Largest States:
Bihar (233,000)Jharkhand (171,000)
West Bengal (161,000)Madhya Pradesh (6,500)
Odisha (3,500)Maharashtra (3,000)
Chhattisgarh (2,500)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (600)
Tripura (600)Delhi (400)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rajwar
People Name General: Rajwar
Alternate People Names:
RachawarRajaur
RajharRajjar
RajjharRujjar
Rujjharरजवार
ROP3 Code: 113422
Joshua Project People ID: 17934
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 583,000
Population all Countries: 593,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Rajwar
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (214,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (169,000)Magahi (143,000)
Bhojpuri (60,000)Chhattisgarhi (2,500)
Odia (2,300)Maithili (2,200)
Sadri (400)Marathi (200)
Santhali (90)Kumaoni (60)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.06 % 
Christianity0.06 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.86 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.01 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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