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Rathia (Muslim traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Marwari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Rathia (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Rathia are also called Rath or Rathi. They are a Muslim Rajput group living in Rajasthan in India. Rathi is a breed of cattle that they look after. They speak Marwari.

The Rathia have three main sub-groups which are the Parihar, Johiya and Bohar and there are smaller ones too. Most live in the villages and a few are nomads. Marriages are between the three main sub-divisions. They live in Barmer and other regions.

The Rathia mainly work in agriculture. For six months they do cultivation and for the other six months they do cattle herding. They have caste council leaders that judge in disputes and give punishments.

What are their beliefs?
The Rathia are Sunni Muslims who have folk beliefs also.

Prayer Points
Pray that as the Rathia read the Koran they will be attracted to Jesus Christ and read about Him in the Bible and give their lives to Him.
Pray that the leaders of the caste councils will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Rathia to salvation too.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-11
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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:37,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (36,000)Himachal Pradesh (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rathia (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Rathia (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
रतिया (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113114
Joshua Project People ID: 17672
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 37,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Rathia (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marwari (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bagri (6,800)Punjabi, Eastern (6,200)
Hindi (2,600)Urdu (2,500)
Sindhi (1,600)Shekhawati (500)
Gaddi (60)
Total Languages: 8
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1815-1867
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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GeneralGospel resources links
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