Rayeen, Muslim in Nepal

Population

3,960

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Rayeen are also known as the Raysipotra. The Raysipotra are a large Indian Muslim people, referred to as the sons (potra) of Raysi. The Raysi are said to have descended from a Sindh community of Pakistan. The Rayeen are today referred to as a cow-herding and cattle-breeding community. The Rayeen live in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.


What are Their Lives Like?

The nomadic life of cow-herding is known to continue for many Rayeen even today, especially in India. In Nepal the Rayeen will likely be found in agriculture and other labour jobs. They live all over the Terai region of Nepal and tend to speak the Maithili and Urdu languages. They marry mainly among their clan cousins and follow closely the laws and rites of Islam. It is said that they usually name their child within a day of birth. Divorce is not allowed and they are not vegetarian. Their staple foods are bajra and wheat roti.


What are Their Needs?

Today the Rayeen are understood to be 100% Muslim virtually everywhere that they are found in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Because they interact with nearly any other cattleherding or breeding people any significant work among this group would move naturally throughout the Rayeen to other groups. Pray that the Gospel could be proclaimed among the Rayeen for the first time in many districts of Nepal and India.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Rayeen, Muslim
People Name in Country Rayeen, Muslim
Population in Nepal 3,960
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 Bengali
People Name General Rayeen, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili (1,500) Bhojpuri (1,100) Urdu (1,000) Nepali (600)
Awadhi (100) Rajbanshi (70) Panjabi, Eastern (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 1,500 Bhojpuri 1,100
Urdu 1,000 Nepali 600
Awadhi 100 Rajbanshi 70
Panjabi, Eastern 60
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-12

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Mohammad Faraz  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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