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Rajput Kumaoni Thakur in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
101,000 Kumaoni Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Rajput Kumaoni Thakur in India

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Introduction / History
Bimla was busy running around, checking to see if everything was ready. The whole family was fasting and the priest was about to come. Every night they were hearing noises. Her father would wake up with the feeling that someone was trying to choke him. Hopefully, after the puja they would have no more trouble with the spirit that had been bothering their home for the last few weeks.

By evening, everyone had gathered around the little fire in the courtyard. The priest was beating his drum and singing. Aunt Kamla, possessed by a spirit, began chanting, "I am your uncle Dipu! Why did you take my field? I am very angry!" Bimla was frightened. So it was uncle Dipu's ghost that was bothering them all this time! Everyone bowed down to the doll representing uncle and asked for forgiveness. The pandit now started a different tune and slowly aunt Kamla came back to her usual self. This was the "Jaagar" ceremony, to appease the spirit that was troubling them. Now there would be no more troubles.

Where are they located?
The eastern half of the state of Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal and China, has a beautiful landscape with green valleys, hills and snowy peaks – the home of the Kumaoni.

What are their beliefs?
They follow a religion that is a mixture of animism and Hinduism. At most festivals and pujas, people are possessed by spirits, usually attributed to a god or goddess, or a dead person.

Although Hindi is the language for wider communication, Kumaoni can be heard everywhere. Bible translation is progressing, with the active participation of Kumaoni speakers. The Jesus film, a set of Bible stories and several portions of Scripture are now available. Although the Kumaoni are not against Christianity, only a small number have responded to the Gospel.

Churches are found mostly in towns, but they use Hindi. Some missions, Christian NGOs and churches are involved in outreach. In spite of Kumaoni speakers coming to Christ every year, the church is not significantly growing. Much prayer is needed to start a movement among the Kumaoni.

What are their needs?
They live a meagre lifestyle, supported through farming. Unemployment is rampant and many young men loiter around markets, with nothing else to do.

Prayer Points
The mother tongue translators to be diligent and systematic in their work, and to find joy and fulfilment in their task.
Published Scripture portions to reach the right hands.
The few Christians to be good witnesses, and God's Word to take root in people's hearts.

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The Rajputs
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:101,000
Largest States:
Uttarakhand (101,000)
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People Name in Country: Rajput Kumaoni Thakur
People Name General: Rajput Kumaoni Thakur
Alternate People Names:
राजपूत, कुमाओनी ठाकुर
ROP3 Code: 116196
Joshua Project People ID: 20412
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 101,000
Population all Countries: 101,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Rajput
People Name General: Rajput Kumaoni Thakur
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kumaoni (76,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kfy    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (10,000)
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1825-2007
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kumaoni
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kumaoni
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Rajput Kumaoni Thakur in India

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