Raji in India


Population
1,400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Raji tribe live in the Pithoragarh region of Uttar 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 Uttar 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 1,400
World Population 6,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ban Manush, Ban Raja, Ban Raji, Ban Rawat, Banmari, Faas, Fans, Janggali, Raute, Rawat
People ID 14514
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Uttar Pradesh (700) Uttarakhand (700)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Uttar Pradesh (700) Uttarakhand (700)

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Primary Language: Rawat (600 speakers)
Language Code: jnl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Kumaoni (500) Bengali (50) Garhwali (40) Kannada (30)
Hindi (30) Urdu (10) Panjabi, Eastern Sikkimese
Sanskrit Tamil
Primary Language: Rawat (600 speakers)
Language Code: jnl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Kumaoni (500) Bengali (50)
Garhwali (40) Kannada (30)
Hindi (30) Urdu (10)
Panjabi, Eastern (10) Sikkimese (0)
Sanskrit (0) Tamil (0)
For Primary Language: Rawat

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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