Arain, Muslim in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Anonymous

Where are they Located?

The Muslim Arain are the inhabitants of the Taraaiand Region. Their community is located in various villages and cities in Tahsil Baheri of the Bareilly District. Many are residing in the villages of Tahseel Amarya of the Pilibhit District and the rest are in Uttranchal State in the Udham Singh Nagar District. Some live in the Rampur District of India.

What are Their Lives Like?

Their community is highly educated and intellectual. They work in cultivation and in agriculture-based business. Most have sufficient farming land and cultivate sugar cane, wheat, rice, mangoes and mustard. Dairy production is an important part of their subsistence also.

What are Their Beliefs?

They are a Muslim people with a broad knowledge of Islam. They are mainly related to the Barelvi movement of Sunni Islam that originated in the Indian subcontinent. They worship Allah as the "great and merciful" and Mohammad as the most important of the prophets. The basis of their worship and prayer is in the five "pillars" of Islam: roza, namaaz, zakaat, hajj and fitra. Some follow the Deobandi movement while others are Bahá'í.

What are Their Needs?

The community is well settled and peaceful. There is a need for further education opportunities, especially for the younger generation.

Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Arain, Muslim
People Name in Country Arain, Muslim
Population in India 130,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Airi, Arani, Baghban, Chaudhari, Drain, Malik, Mehar, Mian, Rain
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Arain, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu (90,000) Panjabi, Eastern (28,000) Dogri (5,100) Kumaoni (2,000)
Panjabi, Western (1,600) Kashmiri (1,600) Awadhi (1,500) Kangri (300)
Garhwali (300) Mandeali (300) Bagri (200) Bhadrawahi (200)
Chambeali (70) Bilaspuri (30) Pahari, Mahasu (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 90,000 Panjabi, Eastern 28,000
Dogri 5,100 Kumaoni 2,000
Panjabi, Western 1,600 Kashmiri 1,600
Awadhi 1,500 Kangri 300
Garhwali 300 Mandeali 300
Bagri 200 Bhadrawahi 200
Chambeali 70 Bilaspuri 30
Pahari, Mahasu 10
Largest Religion Islam
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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