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Rajput Garhwali in India

Rajput Garhwali

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
581,000 Garhwali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Rajput Garhwali in India

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Introduction / History
The Garhwali Jimdar Rajput of India became Rajputs. They got mixed with Rajputs who migrated to the part of the Himalayas where they live. They live in Uttar Pradesh and speak Garhwali and Hindi and read and write Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice as cereals.

Marriage among the Garhwali is by discussion and by exchange. They can divorce and marry again. Sons inherit the property when the father has died and the oldest son gets more and becomes in charge of the home. There are birth, marriage and death rituals among them.

The Garhwali work in agriculture and as laborers with some being teachers. They have traditional councils who look after them and settle disputes. They are Hindus who worship several deities and have festivals. Government programs such as education and health are used by them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others among them to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

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

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The Rajputs
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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:581,000
Largest States:
Uttarakhand (581,000)
Total States on file:2
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People Name in Country: Rajput Garhwali
People Name General: Rajput Garhwali
Alternate People Names:
राजपूत, गारहवाली
ROP3 Code: 116176
Joshua Project People ID: 20392
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 581,000
Population all Countries: 581,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Rajput
People Name General: Rajput Garhwali
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Garhwali (502,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gbm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (70,000)
Total Languages: 2
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
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: 1876-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Garhwali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Garhwali
Film / VideoLight in the Darkness
Film / VideoLight in the Darkness (EngSub)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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Text / Printed MatterBible
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Rajput Garhwali in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Forward Caste - Rajput     Asia, South    
      Rajput Garhwali India    
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            Rajput Garhwali in India          
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      Hinduism     Garhwali  
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