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Rajbhar in Nepal

Rajbhar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 1.04 % Unknown   

Rajbhar in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Rajbhar people are among the original peoples in South Asia. Some would regard them as "scheduled castes" while others believe they are "other backward castes." In either case, they have low status in Hindu society.

Where are they located?
Most of the Rajbhar live scattered throughout India's eastern states, but a smaller number live either in Bangladesh or Nepal. One report says they also have a large community in India's state of Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
Agriculture is their main work. Many of them work for other people, especially Muslims. The more fortunate ones among them are shop owners. They are not vegetarians, but rice is their staple food. The only meat they will not eat is beef because of their Hindu beliefs.

Like other peoples in South Asia they have birth and marriage rituals, and they cremate their dead. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. They do not use family planning. They do not condemn sexual immorality. Marriages are usually monogamous, unless the first wife approves him taking a second wife. When a spouse dies, the widowed is allowed to remarry. They have a community council to look after their needs and to settle their disputes.

What are their beliefs?
Almost all are Hindu. Traditionally they were especially devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Today they worship many Hindu gods and participate in festivals like Holi and Diwali. They fear evil spirits so much that some will sacrifice a pig to protect themselves from harm.

What are their needs?
The Rajbhar people need to have the chance to live life to the full through a relationship with Jesus Christ (Jn 10:10). They need freedom from fear of evil spirits.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Rajbhar people.
* Pray for the Rajbhar people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Rajbhar people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Rajbhar communities in India and Bangladesh.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajbhar
https://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=42085
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/bhar/

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:10,000
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (5,000)Kosi (1,800)
Narayani (1,000)Sagarmatha (900)
Janakpur (400)Mahakali (400)
Seti (300)Bheri (200)
Bagmati (100)Gandaki (60)
Total Provinces on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rajbhar
People Name General: Rajbhar
Alternate People Names:
BataiBhar
BhatBrahmabhat
LajjharMandal
RaghubansiRaghvi
Raghvi RaghuvansiRai
RajjharRamavat
राजभर
ROP3 Code: 113416
Joshua Project People ID: 17930
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 86,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Rajbhar
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bhojpuri (6,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bho    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (3,000)Nepali (400)
Awadhi (300)Kumaoni (200)
Angika (100)Dotyali (80)
Magahi (40)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.04 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.96 % 
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 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: 1911-1982
New Testament:
1998-2006Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 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 Bhojpuri
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Rajbhar in Nepal

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