Rajput, Gautam in India






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The Rajputs

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The Gautam are a landowning community and their traditional occupation is farming. They have a number of clans and lineages. Marriage is settled through negotiation. Divorce is not allowed, but widow and widower remarriage is permitted. Parental property is inherited equally by the sons. They are Hindu by religion, and their clan deity is Babui Sati. A Brahman officiates at their life-cycle rituals. The dead are cremated and the death rituals daswan, terhi, and barsi are observed.

Ministry Obstacles

People raised in the teachings of Hinduism find it difficult to understand and believe that there is only one God, and that he is very distinct from his creation.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that the believers who interact with this group would be compelled by the Holy Spirit to make friends with them and share the gospel with them clearly.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus today among the Hindu Gautam community. Pray the Lord will begin to stir many hearts to seek forgiveness for their sin, and for a relationship with the creator God. At present, few know this is even possible.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this community will care adequately for those unable to care for themselves, the orphans, the elderly, and the indigent.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Rajput, Gautam
People Name in Country Rajput, Gautam
Population in India 472,000
World Population 472,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Rajput, Gautam
Ethnic Code CNN25
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (235,000) Bhojpuri (79,000) Awadhi (17,000) Gujarati (15,000)
Kanauji (6,700) Marwari (5,200) Bundeli (4,300) Dogri (3,600)
Kumaoni (3,000) Garhwali (2,700) Maithili (1,900) Merwari (1,800)
Dhundari (1,700) Bengali (1,400) Kangri (1,300) Panjabi, Eastern (900)
Khandesi (900) Marathi (800) Mewari (600) Oriya (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 235,000 Bhojpuri 79,000
Awadhi 17,000 Gujarati 15,000
Kanauji 6,700 Marwari 5,200
Bundeli 4,300 Dogri 3,600
Kumaoni 3,000 Garhwali 2,700
Maithili 1,900 Merwari 1,800
Dhundari 1,700 Bengali 1,400
Kangri 1,300 Panjabi, Eastern 900
Khandesi 900 Marathi 800
Mewari 600 Oriya 500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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