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Ramoshi of India

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Prayer Month: September 2010
Focus: South Asia, Hindu
Country: India
People Name: Ramoshi
Population: 313,000
World Population: 313,000
Language: Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 0.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.00 %
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Ramoshi of India

Introduction / History
The term Ramoshi has been derived from Ram, the legendary hero of the Ramayana, and the Marathi word Ushi meaning Pillon. They believe that they were the caretakers and protectors of Ram's Ushi and hence the name Ramoshi was derived.

During the British regime, the Ramoshi were included in the criminal tribe category in Bombay presidency as were other tribes. This was due to the fact that the Ramoshi were involved in uprisings against the British Raj. Those tribes who were originally categorized as "Criminal Tribes" in 1871 were later defined as "Denotified Tribes." There is ongoing pressure for India to drop the designation of "Denotified Tribes."

Where are they located?
They live primarily in the Maharashtra districts and the northwest districts of Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
The economy of the present day Ramoshi is based on the cultivation of farming lands and tending of cows, buffalo and sheep.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindu and belong to the Lingayat sect. They worship a family deity as well as a village deity. They take part in regional fairs and festivals. Affliation to a pir is reported among them.

What are their needs?
Government jobs are needed to develop a higher living standard.

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