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Rayeen (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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7,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Rayeen (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
According to their traditions, the Rayeens were expelled from their homeland in what is now Pakistan's Sindh Province during the Muslim conquest of the Indian subcontinent. They are also known at the Rai or the Rain. The Rayeen people are part of the larger Arain community. Though most are Hindu, there is a large Muslim minority and a smaller Sikh minority. Traditionally they were farmers, and most of them are still working the land.

Where are they located?
Hindu Rayeens live in India and Bangladesh. Those in India live mainly in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
The Rayeens have always been farmers, and most of them own land. There are only a few who are landless. Animal husbandry is part of what they do; the provide much of the dairy products for the state of Haryana. The Rayeens are part of the prestigious Arain community. They have 206 clans, which is quite a few even by South Asian standards.

What are their beliefs?
The Hindu Rayeens have their own regional deities such as Dada Roopa ki Samad and Sati Mata. They celebrate festivals like Holi and Diwali along with other Hindu communities. No matter what their religious affiliation, almost none have found the true Savior.

What are their needs?
This prestigious community needs to find their way to the humble King of kings who paid for all of our sins and offers abundant life.

Prayer Points
Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Hindu Rayeen people.
Pray for a movement of Rayeen households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Rayeen people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Hindu Rayeen people and help them start their own church planting movement.


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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,400
Largest Provinces:
Rangpur (7,200)
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People Name in Country: Rayeen (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Rayeen (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Sabzifaroshराईं (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112235
Joshua Project People ID: 16933
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,400
Population all Countries: 9,100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Rayeen (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Bengali (7,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
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