Rayeen, Muslim in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Rayeen belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. The majority have traditionally been engaged in horticulture and gardening, although this has changed in recent years. The marriage symbol for women is the nose-ring. The Rayeen women, besides performing household chores, assist their menfolk in agricultural operations, cattle-rearing, and in other economic activities. They favor formal education but most of the children drop out after the primary or secondary level, mainly due to economic reasons.

Ministry Obstacles

The Rayeen community may be somewhat uninformed as to why Christians believe Jesus is deity, the Son of God. Pray they will be shown the basis for this belief.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can carry the message of Christ to these people using stories from Scripture, and through the use of films and recordings.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Muslim Rayeen at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray they will clearly understand the basis for their faith, and rest in the finished work of Christ on the cross. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Rayeen community will be able to find employment opportunities, and be able to send their children to school.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Rayeen, Muslim
People Name in Country Rayeen, Muslim
Population in India 930,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kunjada, Kunjra, Mewa Farosh, Raie, Rayeen, Sabifarosh, Sabz Farosh, Sabzfarosh
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Rayeen, 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 (783,000) Bhojpuri (81,000) Bengali (26,000) Maithili (19,000)
Magahi (8,300) Awadhi (4,700) Angika (3,400) Bundeli (1,400)
Kanauji (700) Bagheli (700) Bai, Southern (200) Garhwali (100)
Kumaoni (40) Malvi (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 783,000 Bhojpuri 81,000
Bengali 26,000 Maithili 19,000
Magahi 8,300 Awadhi 4,700
Angika 3,400 Bundeli 1,400
Kanauji 700 Bagheli 700
Bai, Southern 200 Garhwali 100
Kumaoni 40 Malvi 30
Largest Religion Islam
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
Photo Source: Mohammad Faraz
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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