Rathia, Hindu in India


Joshua Project has identified the Rathia, Hindu only in India

Population

712,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction / History

Tucked away in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh are the Rathi people. They believe that their origins are from Rathor, a Rajput clan. They speak Gadiali, a language which belongs to the Pahari group of the Indo-Aryan languages.

They earned their livelihood from agriculture and by rearing sheep. Women are also good weavers. The Rathi are non-vegetarian, and their staple cereals are maize, wheat and rice. Consumption of alcohol is common among the men.

Marriages are decided through negotiation and exchange. Polygamy is allowed, if the first wife does not bear a child. The Rathi usually live in extended families. Inter-community marriages are not encouraged by them. The dead are cremated and their ashes immersed in the river Ganga at Hardwar. However, children who die below the age of five are buried.

The Rathi worship various deities and some gods and goddesses of the wider Hindu pantheon. They share wells and other sources of crematoria, and visit the same religious shrines and participate in fairs and festivals with other communities of their area. Marriages, births, fairs and festivals are special occasions when they perform their own forms of music, dance and song.

Religion: Hindu


Prayer Points

* For the salvation of the Rathi people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* That they may leave idol worship and animism.
* For the Rathi men to be freed from alcohol addiction.


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-28
People Name General Rathia, Hindu
People Name in Country Rathia, Hindu
Population in India 712,000
World Population 712,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Rath, Rathi, Rathia, Rathodia, Rato
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Rathia, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25z
People ID 17982
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Himachal Pradesh (321,000) Rajasthan (298,000) Madhya Pradesh (93,000) Andaman and Nicobar (100)
Maharashtra (80) Punjab (30)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Himachal Pradesh (321,000) Rajasthan (298,000)
Madhya Pradesh (93,000) Andaman and Nicobar (100)
Maharashtra (80) Punjab (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (185,000) Kangri (114,000) Marwari (98,000) Panjabi, Eastern (53,000)
Bhattiyali (51,000) Churahi (49,000) Mandeali (43,000) Bagri (39,000)
Chambeali (24,000) Malvi (9,600) Sindhi (7,300) Gaddi (6,900)
Bilaspuri (5,400) Pahari, Mahasu (3,300) Pahari, Kullu (3,000) Nimadi (2,400)
Shekhawati (2,300) Dhundari (1,300) Merwari (1,000) Dogri (600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 185,000 Kangri 114,000
Marwari 98,000 Panjabi, Eastern 53,000
Bhattiyali 51,000 Churahi 49,000
Mandeali 43,000 Bagri 39,000
Chambeali 24,000 Malvi 9,600
Sindhi 7,300 Gaddi 6,900
Bilaspuri 5,400 Pahari, Mahasu 3,300
Pahari, Kullu 3,000 Nimadi 2,400
Shekhawati 2,300 Dhundari 1,300
Merwari 1,000 Dogri 600
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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