Ramoshi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ramoshi only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The term Ramoshi has been derived from Ram, the legendary hero of the Ramayana, and the Marathi word Ushi meaning Pillon. They believe that they were the caretakers and protectors of Ram's Ushi and hence the name Ramoshi was derived.

During the British regime, the Ramoshi were included in the criminal tribe category in Bombay presidency as were other tribes. This was due to the fact that the Ramoshi were involved in uprisings against the British Raj. Those tribes who were originally categorized as "Criminal Tribes" in 1871 were later defined as "Denotified Tribes." There is ongoing pressure for India to drop the designation of "Denotified Tribes."

Where Are they Located?

They live primarily in the Maharashtra districts and the northwest districts of Karnataka.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The economy of the present day Ramoshi is based on the cultivation of farming lands and tending of cows, buffalo and sheep.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindu and belong to the Lingayat sect. They worship a family deity as well as a village deity. They take part in regional fairs and festivals. Affliation to a pir is reported among them.

What Are Their Needs?

Government jobs are needed to develop a higher living standard.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ramoshi
People Name in Country Ramoshi
Population in India 301,000
World Population 301,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bedar, Berad, Naik, Naiklot, Pardhi, Ramosi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Ramoshi
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 17940
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (297,000) Gujarat (1,500) Karnataka (1,400) Madhya Pradesh (800)
Telangana (500) Delhi (100) Goa (90)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (297,000) Gujarat (1,500)
Karnataka (1,400) Madhya Pradesh (800)
Telangana (500) Delhi (100)
Goa (90)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (278,000) Hindi (16,000) Konkani (700) Kannada (600)
Ahirani (400) Gujarati (200) Nimadi (200) Konkani, Goan (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 278,000 Hindi 16,000
Konkani 700 Kannada 600
Ahirani 400 Gujarati 200
Nimadi 200 Konkani, Goan 80
For Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Marathi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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