Ramoshi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ramoshi only in India

Population

264,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Ramoshi
People Name in Country Ramoshi
ROP3 Code 113428
Joshua Project People ID 17940
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 264,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bedar, Berad, Naik, Naiklot, Pardhi, Ramosi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 254,000 Hindi 13,000 Konkani 600 Kannada 400
Ahirani 400 Gujarati 200 Nimadi 200 Konkani, Goan 80
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Ramoshi
Ethnic Code CNN25j
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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