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Ravidas Chamar in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,383,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.82 % Unknown   

Ravidas Chamar in India

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Introduction / History
The Ravidas are a scheduled caste in Assam in India. They arrived in the 1800s to work in the tea plantations.

The Ravidas speak Hindi, Bengali and Assamese and read and write in Bengali and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Women play an important role in social and financial matters.

The Ravidas are tanners, cobblers and drummers by tradition. Now many of them are cobblers and do agricultural work. They are Hindus and have regional gods.

They are not keen on family planning. Their attitude towards education is not positive so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. The Ravidas prefer modern medicines however.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Ravidas to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Assamese Christians will help lead them to salvation.

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:1,383,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (408,000)Bihar (223,000)
Jharkhand (180,000)Madhya Pradesh (117,000)
Chhattisgarh (98,000)Rajasthan (93,000)
Gujarat (86,000)Haryana (70,000)
Delhi (37,000)Himachal Pradesh (24,000)
Total States on file:15
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ravidas Chamar
People Name General: Ravidas Chamar
Alternate People Names:
रविदास चामर
ROP3 Code: 117679
Joshua Project People ID: 20918
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,383,000
Population all Countries: 1,383,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Chamar (Bhambi)
People Name General: Ravidas Chamar
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (940,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (98,000)Gujarati (76,000)
Chhattisgarhi (65,000)Bengali (22,000)
Maithili (20,000)Awadhi (18,000)
Punjabi, Eastern (15,000)Kanauji (15,000)
Magahi (12,000)Dhundari (11,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 37
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.30 % 
Christianity0.82 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.78 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.10 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Ravidas Chamar in India

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