Rajput in India







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The Rajputs

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The name Rajput is derived from the Sanskrit word rajputra, meaning son of a ruler. The Rajputra constitutes a class of nobility. The Rajput clans emerged as a dominant community in north and western India in the colonial period. The economic data suggests that the majority of Rajput are landowners. A large number of communities have migrated to their present habitat and this has made them one of the most mobile groups.

Ministry Obstacles

High caste communities find it especially difficult to humble themselves enough to accept God's free gift.

Outreach Ideas

Sustained prayer and dedicated workers are needed.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the small group of Christian believers among the Hindu Rajput, that they will be united in love around the truth of Scripture. Pray they live a life of love, just as Christ loved them and gave himself up for them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Rajput community to increasingly grow in awareness of Jesus, his life and his sacrifice for them. Pray the Lord will give them a hunger to know, then satisfy that hunger.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Rajput
People Name in Country Rajput
Population in India 43,833,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bharadwaja, Chandravamsan, Chhatri, Chhetri, Kashrap Rajput, Kashyap, Khetri, Kshatriya, Muslim Jeer, Muslims of Nepal, Mustigar, Musugu Rajulu, Rajapalayam Raju, Raju, Ravikula Kshatriya, Suryavamsan, Suryavanshi Kshatriya, Thakur
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Rajput
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (24,930,000) Bhojpuri (2,572,000) Gujarati (2,274,000) Marwari (1,598,000)
Garhwali (1,417,000) Kumaoni (1,019,000) Panjabi, Eastern (1,014,000) Dhundari (861,000)
Dogri (687,000) Bengali (628,000) Marathi (566,000) Awadhi (562,000)
Telugu (555,000) Kanauji (500,000) Kangri (421,000) Mandeali (346,000)
Shekhawati (320,000) Merwari (316,000) Magahi (308,000) Pahari, Mahasu (298,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 24,930,000 Bhojpuri 2,572,000
Gujarati 2,274,000 Marwari 1,598,000
Garhwali 1,417,000 Kumaoni 1,019,000
Panjabi, Eastern 1,014,000 Dhundari 861,000
Dogri 687,000 Bengali 628,000
Marathi 566,000 Awadhi 562,000
Telugu 555,000 Kanauji 500,000
Kangri 421,000 Mandeali 346,000
Shekhawati 320,000 Merwari 316,000
Magahi 308,000 Pahari, Mahasu 298,000
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.02%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
Photo Source: Sasvata Chatterjee Creative Commons: Yes
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
Video Source: Asia Harvest
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