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Ravalia in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
529,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.04 % Unknown   

Ravalia in India

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Introduction / History
The Raval of India are also called Rawal and Ravalia. They speak Kannada and Marathi and read and write in Marathi and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat rice and jowar.

The Raval are monogamous. A dowry is given. They are allowed to marry again. Women are treated the same as men. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are buried.

Some of the Raval are priests to the lower castes. There are landowners among them and some work in government service and others as laborers. They have professional workers such as teachers and a few are doctors and engineers. Weaving and working with yarn is their traditional work.

The Raval are Hindus by religion. Renuka Devi is the family deity for them. They celebrate festivals. Modern medicine is used by them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel materials will help bring the Raval to Jesus Christ.
* Pray the Raval priests will come to salvation and lead others to Jesus Christ too.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:529,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (509,000)Karnataka (8,800)
Maharashtra (5,300)Madhya Pradesh (800)
Tamil Nadu (300)Delhi (200)
Daman and Diu (100)Rajasthan (90)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (80)West Bengal (60)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ravalia
People Name General: Ravalia
Alternate People Names:
Brahma KapaliBrahmakapali
JagiasiNath Panthi
ROP3 Code: 113439
Joshua Project People ID: 17950
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 529,000
Population all Countries: 531,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Ravalia
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (482,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (36,000)Kannada (6,500)
Marathi (4,000)Kacchi (400)
Telugu (400)Merwari (300)
Konkani, Goan (200)Saurashtra (100)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.10 % 
Christianity1.04 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.81 % 
Islam0.02 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.02 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Ravalia in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Ravalia India    
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            Ravalia in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Gujarati  
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