Rayeen, Muslim in India






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Introduction / History

The Kunjra of India are one of several unengaged people groups in the east Indian state of Bihar, a state with 15 million Muslims and no one working long-term to reach them. Bihari Muslims are the second largest unengaged people cluster in the world.

Where Are they Located?

Located between West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar is one of the poorest and least developed states in all of India and one of the most spiritually dark places on earth. Destitute and extreme poverty, overt idolatry, and sometimes overwhelming spiritual warfare characterize the state and make long-term work very difficult. Though it is the 12th largest state in India in terms of geographical size, Bihar is extremely populous and ranks as the 3rd most populated state in the nation, with 95 million people.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Belonging to one of the backward, or lower castes, their hereditary societal status is defined by their occupation as vegetable sellers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is the majority religion in Bihar; however, Muslims comprise a significant portion of the state's population and are a large minority. Of the Muslim people groups in Bihar, the Kunjra are among the largest.

What Are Their Needs?

In 2008 a dam broke in Nepal, which borders Bihar to the north, and caused catastrophic flooding in Bihar. Frontiers workers who traveled to the area determined that although clean water and sanitation are desperate needs for the people of Bihar, teams who go with this work as their identity will not find it easy to get in. Instead, teams who go with business skills and the ability to create jobs will be much better received.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-20
People Name General Rayeen, Muslim
People Name in Country Rayeen, Muslim
Population in India 930,000
World Population 1,023,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kunjada, Kunjra, Mewa Farosh, Raie, Rayeen, Sabifarosh, Sabz Farosh, Sabzfarosh
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Rayeen, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17328
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (483,000) Uttar Pradesh (401,000) Madhya Pradesh (25,000) West Bengal (20,000)
Jharkhand (2,800) Uttarakhand (2,000) Maharashtra (300) Odisha (40)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (483,000) Uttar Pradesh (401,000)
Madhya Pradesh (25,000) West Bengal (20,000)
Jharkhand (2,800) Uttarakhand (2,000)
Maharashtra (300) Odisha (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest 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) Braj Bhasha (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
Braj Bhasha 200 Garhwali 100
Kumaoni 40 Malvi 30

For Main Lanugage: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

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Other Christian
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Roman Catholic
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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