Rajput, Muslim in India

Population

2,509,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Rajputs

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Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Rajput Muslims get there name from the larger Rajput people who are one of the four main Hindu divisions of South Asia peoples. Over 60 million Rajput are a core of noble people. Rajput in Sanskrit means, 'son of a ruler or king'. Rajput Muslims constitute about 25 percent of all Rajput peoples in Pakistan, India and Nepal and about 27 percent of all Rajput within Nepal. Legend has it that the Muslim community of Rajput is the descendant of Umrao Singh. Umrao had fought against a conquering Muslim ruler over the death of the ruler's son. However after his release, Umrao was never restored to his Hindu Rajput community and as an outcast, formed his own Muslim Rajput community.


What are Their Lives Like?

Today the Rajput Muslim people are primarily an agricultural community. The Rajputs are traditionally the landowners in Nepal. As land has been lost, a growing number have become employed in service and even wage labour jobs. Women can often be found in weaving, embroidery and the making of handkerchiefs. For women, toe-rings, nose-pins and glass bangles are common symbols for being married. They are non-vegetarian though avoid beef and enjoy foods like wheat, rice and pulses. They are Sunni Muslims but with much influence by Hindu traditions they retain a variety of Hindu practices.


What are Their Needs?

As people of influence and social status, the Rajputs are a key people to reach with the Gospel. As converts to Islam they may be more open than many traditionally Muslim peoples to hear and receive of the love of Christ. Praise God that some Hindu Rajput have become believers but there are no known believers among the Muslim Rajput.




Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Rajput, Muslim
People Name in Country Rajput, Muslim
Population in India 2,509,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bharadwaja, Kashrap Rajput, Kashyap, Khetri, Kshatriya, Muslim Jeer, Mustigar, Raju, Thakur, Torwal
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Rajput, 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 (2,005,000) Panjabi, Eastern (110,000) Kashmiri (98,000) Bhojpuri (56,000)
Merwari (54,000) Marwari (48,000) Gujarati (47,000) Dogri (17,000)
Gujari (13,000) Dhundari (11,000) Bengali (11,000) Awadhi (10,000)
Bhadrawahi (6,600) Panjabi, Western (4,900) Nepali (4,600) Bagri (4,400)
Garhwali (3,700) Kanauji (3,200) Bai, Southern (3,200) Haryanvi (3,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 2,005,000 Panjabi, Eastern 110,000
Kashmiri 98,000 Bhojpuri 56,000
Merwari 54,000 Marwari 48,000
Gujarati 47,000 Dogri 17,000
Gujari 13,000 Dhundari 11,000
Bengali 11,000 Awadhi 10,000
Bhadrawahi 6,600 Panjabi, Western 4,900
Nepali 4,600 Bagri 4,400
Garhwali 3,700 Kanauji 3,200
Bai, Southern 3,200 Haryanvi 3,200
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
Video Source: Asia Harvest
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