Raute in Nepal


Population
900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The majority of the Raute population is settled in the Far West in Dadeldura District. There are also populations of Raute in Surkhet and Dang Districts. The estimated population of the monolingual nomadic group varies by source, but most often is reported as about 130. This nomadic group travels between many different districts in western Nepal. Linguistically, little is known about Raute. It is classified as Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Himalayan, Central Himalayan, Raute-Raji-Rawat (Ethnologue). It is thought that Raute is related to Rawat [jnl], Chepang [cdm], and Raji [rji], though further research is needed to clarify these relationships.

Historically, the Raute have been nomadic hunter gatherers. However, in 1979 the nomadic Raute from Darchula District were forcibly resettled by the government to the middle hills of Dadeldhura. They were given land, but eventually most of them lost it to wealthier landowners. With the loss of their land, most of them moved back to the forest . With the change in location and living arrangement, many Raute bands took on new names and intermarried with surrounding groups. In Jarjarkot there are Raute who have intermarried with the surrounding Kami and Damai castes. 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. Currently, the government is giving each Raute family member 1,000 NRs per month in addition to the land and homes that have also been government-funded. There are no known Raute Christians. The religion they practice is a form of Animism.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-17
People Name General Raute
People Name in Country Raute
Population in Nepal 900
World Population 2,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Raut, Rawat, रौते
People ID 14526
ROP3 Code 108317
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Seti, Gheri, Rapti, and Karnali zones.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Mahakali
(300)
Seti
(300)
Mechi
(100)
Rapti
(100)
Bheri
(60)
Bagmati
(10)
Gandaki
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Seti, Gheri, Rapti, and Karnali zones..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 7
  Mahakali (300)
  Seti (300)
  Mechi (100)
  Rapti (100)
  Bheri (60)
  Bagmati (10)
  Gandaki (10)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Raute (400 speakers)
Language Code rau   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Nepali
(400)
Dotyali
(100)
People Groups Speaking Raute
Primary Language Raute (400 speakers)
Language Code rau   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Nepali (400)
  Dotyali (100)
People Groups Speaking Raute

Primary Language:  Raute

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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