Raute in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Historically the Raute have been nomadic hunter gatherers. Linguistically, little is known about Raute. It is thought that the Raute tribe is related to the Rawat, Chepang and Raji peoples though there needs to be further research to confirm this.


Where Are they Located?

About half of the Raute people are located in Bangladesh, but the other half are in Nepal, where they are better known. In Nepal most are settled in the Dadeldura District. There are also populations of Raute in Surkhet and Dang Districts. The estimated population of the monolingual nomadic group varies by source. This nomadic group travels between many different districts in western Nepal.

A big obstacle to integration is the poor attitudes that many villagers have toward the Raute. The politics surrounding the Raute are vast and complicated.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A minority of the Raute people are still living nomadic lives, especially in Bangladesh which has few open spaces left. Most are settled, trying to earn a living either by farming or by what they can gather in the forests. They are noted for selling wooden bowls.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Being a people so dependent on the environment, they have a type of animistic religious belief. Their only possible contact with the gospel is through a short Global Recordings Network video.


What Are Their Needs?

The Raute people in Bangladesh are very vulnerable to outsiders. With a small population and few if any modern ways, they are not in a position to defend themselves. Therefore, they need outsiders with a different spirit who will help them adapt to the modernizing world.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Raute in Bangladesh.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Raute people in Bangladesh for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts will be open and ready to follow the Savior.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Raute people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Raute people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2018/08/21
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raute_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
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People Name General Raute
People Name in Country Raute
World Population 2,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Raut; Rawat; रौते
People ID 14526
ROP3 Code 108317
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Dhaka
1,100
Sylhet
200
Barisal
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Dhaka 1,100
  Sylhet 200
  Barisal 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (1,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
100
Primary Language Bengali (1,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.