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Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Rajput (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Kshatriya Rajput or Raju are a landowning caste who live primarily in the North India and in the mountain nation of Nepal. They claim to be descendants of princes and army officers who served the various empires and dynasties of North India. For their military service, the Raju received land. As educated Nepali the Raju speak multiple languages including Maithili, Hindi, and English. A complete Bibles is available in Hindi and the New Testament in Maithili.

What are their lives like?
The Raju work as business owners, government administrators, in law enforcement and as members of the Nepali Armed Forces. They still own tracks of land that is frequently cultivated by lower castes. Parents encourage their sons and daughters to graduate from universities and to enter into professions. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the adult young people. Cousin marriages are common. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. Sons inherit the property of their father. The eldest son takes charge of the family. Brahmin priests officiate at important families ceremonies such as births, weddings and funerals. The Raju cremate their death and scatter the ashes in holy rivers. The Raju are not vegetarian but will not eat beef and sometimes pork.

What are their beliefs?
The Raju practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of the Indian subcontinent. They are proud of their Hindu heritage which goes back thousands of years. The Raju worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Raju visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods as Christians do. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. The main yearly holidays of the Raju people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring, Diwali, the festival of lights, Navratri, the celebration of autumn and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday. The caste system divides Hindus into four main categories. Dalits and tribal peoples are outside of the caste system. The Rajput fall in the second highest caste of Hinduism, the Kshatriya.

What are their needs?
The Raju need to hear and understand the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. He is their hope and the only one who can forgive their sins.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord humbles the Raju and they see their need for the Savior who only can forgive their sins. * Pray the Lord will start a movement of Raju families experiencing God's blessings. * Pray for workers to sow God's Word into Raju families, healing and strengthening households with God's blessings. * Pray the Lord begins a disciple making movement among this influential people.

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The Rajputs
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:34 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:37,000
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (11,000)Janakpur (10,000)
Sagarmatha (5,900)Kosi (4,400)
Bagmati (2,200)Lumbini (1,800)
Mechi (600)Bheri (600)
Seti (200)Mahakali (100)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Rajput (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Rajput (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BharadwajaChandravamsan
ChhatriChhetri
GorkhaKashrap Rajput
KashyapKhetri
KshatriyaKshatriya Raju
KshattriyaMavi
MawiMusalman Rajput
Musalman ThakurMuslim Jeer
ROP3 Code: 113412
Joshua Project People ID: 17928
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 45,785,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Rajput
People Name General: Rajput (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (22,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (6,500)Marwari (5,000)
Hindi (2,500)Awadhi (1,200)
Angika (300)Haryanvi (200)
Punjabi, Eastern (100)English (100)
Sindhi (80)Bagheli (40)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.45 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.55 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
1986-2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Maithili)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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