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Rajput Kanet in India

Rajput Kanet

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
791,000 Kangri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Rajput Kanet in India

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Introduction / History
The Thuana or Rajput Kanet live on the Bilaspur-Solan border of Himachal Pradesh in India. Their name comes from the village of Thohan. They speak Bilaspuri and read and write in Devanagari. Wheat and maize are their favorite cereals and they are not vegetarians.

The Thuan are named after the villages that their ancestors lived in. They are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within their group. Thakur is used as a surname. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce is allowed. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father. The dead are cremated.

The Thuana work in agriculture and raise cattle and sheep, for example. Some work as laborers and some in horticulture.

Family planning is used by the Thuana. They are Hindus by religion. They have a low level of reading and writing which means the gospel will need to be given to them in oral form too.

Prayer Points
Himachal Pradesh has a growing number converting to Christianity. Pray that some of them will give the gospel message to the Thuana leading them to Salvation.
Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to Jesus Christ.

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:791,000
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (757,000)Punjab (20,000)
Haryana (7,500)Chandigarh (800)
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People Name in Country: Rajput Kanet
People Name General: Rajput Kanet
Alternate People Names:
KanetRanot Kaundal Rajput
Thohnuराजपूत, कानेट
ROP3 Code: 116188
Joshua Project People ID: 20404
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 791,000
Population all Countries: 791,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Rajput
People Name General: Rajput Kanet
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kangri (165,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xnr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (131,000)Mandeali (126,000)
Pahari, Mahasu (114,000)Bilaspuri (53,000)
Pahari, Kullu (22,000)Punjabi, Eastern (18,000)
Churahi (11,000)Sirmauri (6,700)
Kinnauri (3,200)Pangwali (2,700)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 24
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.20 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.61 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.20 % 
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: 1969-2007
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Rajput Kanet in India

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    South Asia Forward Caste - Rajput     Asia, South    
      Rajput Kanet India    
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