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Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) in India

Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,664,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.85 % Unknown   

Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) 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:1,664,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (471,000)Bihar (261,000)
Jharkhand (206,000)Chhattisgarh (138,000)
Madhya Pradesh (136,000)Rajasthan (108,000)
Gujarat (100,000)Haryana (80,000)
Delhi (51,000)Himachal Pradesh (28,000)
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People Name in Country: Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
रविदास चामर
ROP3 Code: 117679
Joshua Project People ID: 20918
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,664,000
Population all Countries: 1,664,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Chamar (Bhambi)
People Name General: Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (967,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (98,000)Gujarati (76,000)
Chhattisgarhi (74,000)Bengali (21,000)
Punjabi, Eastern (20,000)Maithili (20,000)
Awadhi (18,000)Kanauji (16,000)
Magahi (12,000)Dhundari (11,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 38
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.37 % 
Christianity0.85 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.78 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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