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Rathawa in Pakistan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,200 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Rathawa in Pakistan

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The Hindu Rathawa people have some unusual practices regarding where they build their homes. They won’t build homes near a tamarind tree since they think these are haunted by spirits. Instead, they like their settlements to be near a grove of palm trees. Their houses usually have no windows, and they build their houses on elevated ground to prevent flooding.

Ministry Obstacles
God's Word is not available in the Rathawi language. No other gospel resources, such as recordings, radio programs, or tracts are available in their language. God's Word in Rathawi will someday make a big impact on the community, but that day has not yet come.

Outreach Ideas
Rathawas are generally friendly with outsiders. Their way of honoring guests is by serving them food in their kitchen. This would be a great time for believers to tell stories of Jesus!

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for Rathawa believers to be filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit so they can live victorious lives.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for workers to go to the Rathawa people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior. Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others until the gospel is well established in their communities in both India and Pakistan.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,200
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (5,200)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rathawa
People Name General: Rathawa
Alternate People Names:
Rathawa KoliRathvi
ROP3 Code: 113435
Joshua Project People ID: 17947
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,200
Population all Countries: 655,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Rathawa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (800)Koli, Wadiyari (100)
Total Languages: 3
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
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
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Rathawa in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Rathawa Pakistan    
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