Rajput in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language


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 Nepal 55,000
World Population 43,933,000
Countries 6
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown 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
People ID 17928
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (16,000) Janakpur (11,000) Lumbini (8,700) Kosi (6,500)
Sagarmatha (5,400) Bagmati (4,400) Seti (3,800) Mahakali (2,800)
Mechi (1,300) Rapti (1,000) Bheri (800) Gandaki (300)
Dhawalagiri (40)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (16,000) Janakpur (11,000)
Lumbini (8,700) Kosi (6,500)
Sagarmatha (5,400) Bagmati (4,400)
Seti (3,800) Mahakali (2,800)
Mechi (1,300) Rapti (1,000)
Bheri (800) Gandaki (300)
Dhawalagiri (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (22,000) Bhojpuri (14,000) Nepali (12,000) Awadhi (5,300)
Marwari (4,900) Hindi (2,200) Magar, Eastern (400) Rajbanshi (300)
Panjabi, Eastern (200) Bantawa (200) Bengali (100) Angika (100)
Bagheli (40) Sindhi (30) Newar: Newari (30) Kumaoni (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 22,000 Bhojpuri 14,000
Nepali 12,000 Awadhi 5,300
Marwari 4,900 Hindi 2,200
Magar, Eastern 400 Rajbanshi 300
Panjabi, Eastern 200 Bantawa 200
Bengali 100 Angika 100
Bagheli 40 Sindhi 30
Newar: Newari 30 Kumaoni 30
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format 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

Major Religion Percent
0.17 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.39 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.10 %
0.15 %
Photo Source: Sasvata Chatterjee   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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