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Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in India

Rayeen (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,150,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Kunjra (or Rayeen) of India are one of several unengaged people groups in the east Indian state of Bihar, a state with 15 million Muslims and no one working long-term to reach them. Bihari Muslims are the second largest unengaged people cluster in the world.

Where are they located?
Located between West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar is one of the poorest and least developed states in all of India and one of the most spiritually dark places on earth. Destitute and extreme poverty, overt idolatry, and sometimes overwhelming spiritual warfare characterize the state and make long-term work very difficult. Though it is the 12th largest state in India in terms of geographical size, Bihar is extremely populous and ranks as the 3rd most populated state in the nation, with 95 million people.

What are their lives like?
Belonging to one of the backward, or lower castes, their hereditary societal status is defined by their occupation as vegetable sellers.

What are their beliefs?
Hinduism is the majority religion in Bihar; however, Muslims comprise a significant portion of the state's population and are a large minority. Of the Muslim people groups in Bihar, the Kunjra are among the largest.

What are their needs?
In 2008 a dam broke in Nepal, which borders Bihar to the north, and caused catastrophic flooding in Bihar. Frontiers workers who traveled to the area determined that although clean water and sanitation are desperate needs for the people of Bihar, teams who go with this work as their identity will not find it easy to get in. Instead, teams who go with business skills and the ability to create jobs will be much better received.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-20
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,150,000
Largest States:
Bihar (603,000)Uttar Pradesh (474,000)
Madhya Pradesh (30,000)West Bengal (27,000)
Jharkhand (4,100)Uttarakhand (2,600)
Maharashtra (500)Odisha (100)
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People Name in Country: Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Mewa FaroshRaie
Sabz FaroshSabzfarosh
राईं (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112710
Joshua Project People ID: 17328
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,150,000
Population all Countries: 1,289,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Urdu (833,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (69,000)Bengali (26,000)
Maithili (18,000)Awadhi (7,500)
Magahi (6,700)Angika (4,600)
Kanauji (2,000)Bundeli (1,400)
Bagheli (700)Braj Bhasha (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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 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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1843-2022
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Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Urdu
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
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Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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