Rajput, Muslim in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language


The Rajputs

Source Asia Harvest

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  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-28
People Name General Rajput, Muslim
People Name in Country Rajput, Muslim
Population in Nepal 22,000
World Population 18,877,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bharadwaja, Jheer, Jhir, Kasai, Kashrap Rajput, Kashyap, Kashyap Rajput, Khetri, Kshatriya, Musalman Rajput, Muslim Jeer, Mustigar, Rajput Muslim, Raju, Tarawara, Thakur, Thakur. Rajput Muslim, Torwal
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Rajput, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17667
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (16,000) Rapti (6,300) Mechi (800) Kosi (600)
Seti (200) Mahakali (40) Sagarmatha (30) Gandaki (30)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (16,000) Rapti (6,300)
Mechi (800) Kosi (600)
Seti (200) Mahakali (40)
Sagarmatha (30) Gandaki (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (13,000) Urdu (8,600) Nepali (2,100) Awadhi (2,000)
Marwari (200) Maithili (200) Bengali
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 13,000 Urdu 8,600
Nepali 2,100 Awadhi 2,000
Marwari 200 Maithili 200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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