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Rathia (Hindu traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Rathia (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Tucked away in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh are the Rathi people. They believe that their origins are from Rathor, a Rajput clan. They speak Gadiali, a language which belongs to the Pahari group of the Indo-Aryan languages.

They earned their livelihood from agriculture and by rearing sheep. Women are also good weavers. The Rathi are non-vegetarian, and their staple cereals are maize, wheat and rice. Consumption of alcohol is common among the men.

Marriages are decided through negotiation and exchange. Polygamy is allowed, if the first wife does not bear a child. The Rathi usually live in extended families. Inter-community marriages are not encouraged by them. The dead are cremated and their ashes immersed in the river Ganga at Hardwar. However, children who die below the age of five are buried.

The Rathi worship various deities and some gods and goddesses of the wider Hindu pantheon. They share wells and other sources of crematoria, and visit the same religious shrines and participate in fairs and festivals with other communities of their area. Marriages, births, fairs and festivals are special occasions when they perform their own forms of music, dance and song.

Religion: Hindu

Prayer Points
* For the salvation of the Rathi people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* That they may leave idol worship and animism.
* For the Rathi men to be freed from alcohol addiction.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:697,000
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (305,000)Rajasthan (300,000)
Madhya Pradesh (92,000)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (100)
Maharashtra (80)Punjab (30)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rathia (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Rathia (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
RathRathi
RathiaRathodia
Ratoरतिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113472
Joshua Project People ID: 17982
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 697,000
Population all Countries: 697,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Rathia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25z
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Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (201,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (96,000)Kangri (94,000)
Punjabi, Eastern (56,000)Bhattiyali (51,000)
Bagri (50,000)Churahi (48,000)
Mandeali (32,000)Chambeali (24,000)
Malvi (10,000)Sindhi (6,900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 26
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
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
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 / VideoFather's 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
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 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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