Raji in India

Population

3,020

Christian

0.56%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Raji tribe live in the Pithoragarh region of Uttarh Pradesh in India. They live in the villages of Jamtadi, Attadi, Bhaktirawa, Ciphalthara, Ganagaon, Khirdwari, Kimkhola, Kuttakanyal and Madanpuri. They are also called Banrawats, Ben-Manus and cave dwellers.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Raji have a strong liking for alcohol. They like wild fruits and tree roots. The Raji women wear large and heavy jewelry that is admired. Not many of the Raji dress in the usual tribal way. They are artistic. Good looking handbags are made that are sold in the markets and in the rest of India.

Most of the Raji live in the interior forest regions. They work as gatherers. They collect honey from bee hives. They work in agriculture and other occupations. They grow cereals and they fish and hunt. They make tools for agriculture. Women have a good position amongst the Raji.

The Raji do not marry each other and there are no child marriages. The oldest man is the leader of the family. They speak with each other in the Raji language. They are Hindus in religion and worship the Hindu gods Bhagvati and Nanda Devi. They also worship nature.

They are thought of as the most primitive tribe in Uttarh Pradesh and they are the smallest tribe in that state.


References

www.indianetzone.com/9/raji_tribe.htm



Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Raji
People Name in Country Raji
Population in India 3,020
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ban Manush, Ban Raja, Ban Raji, Ban Rawat, Banmari, Faas, Fans, Janggali, Raute, Rawat
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster South Himalaya
People Name General Raji
Ethnic Code MSY50n
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kumaoni (1,400) Rawat (700) Nepali (300) Hindi (300)
Garhwali (200) Kannada (100) Bengali (60) Byangsi (20)
Urdu (10) Panjabi, Eastern (Unknown) Gujarati (Unknown) Tibetan, Central (Unknown)
Sanskrit (Unknown) Tamil (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kumaoni 1,400 Rawat 700
Nepali 300 Hindi 300
Garhwali 200 Kannada 100
Bengali 60 Byangsi 20
Urdu 10 Panjabi, Eastern 10
Gujarati 0 Tibetan, Central 0
Sanskrit 0 Tamil 0
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-2007)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kumaoni

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.16 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.29 %
Islam
1.64 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.72 %
Unknown
3.63 %
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