Rahmani (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 7

Subgroup Name Population
Kelia 2,400
Dasaundhi 2,300
Biram 2,200
Ramaiya 1,100
Turuk 1,000
Rajbhat 400
Gajbhim Unknown

Introduction / History

The Rai Bhat people live in Uttar Pradesh. They speak Urdu and Hindi and read and write in Perso-Arabic and Devanagari. Bhat were traditionally court performers. The Bhat recited poetry, often in a very high, sing-song voice.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today, they continue the practice of phakras which is a poetic speech used to praise others. But most work in cultivation. They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. The Rai Bhat people usually marry their cousins. Monogamy is their usual way. They allow for divorceand remarriage. On the death of the father, the children inherit the property with sons getting morethan the daughters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Despite being a very creative people group, the Bhat have tended to adopt the religion of those they have served. For some that means following Islam. For others, it involves following Hinduism. Ancestor worship and the occult also continue to be practiced among the Bhat. Like most Muslim communities they bury their dead.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rai Bhat people need to experience the life changing transformation that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Rahmani (Muslim traditions) in India.

* Pray that as the Rai Bhat read about Jesus in the Koran, they will read the Bible and come to Jesus Christ. * Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger that will lead them to the only Savior, Jesus Christ. * Pray for a powerful move of the Holy Spirit that will lead to a church planting movement.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-08-08
People Name General Rahmani (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rahmani (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 233,000
Population all Countries 293,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Bahrot; Bhaat; Bhatti; Brahma Bhat; Brahmabhat; Brahmabhatta; Dasund; Jaga; Kavi; Muslim Bhat; Ramavat; Rao; भाट (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16407
ROP3 Code 111556
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
198,000
Bihar
23,000
Gujarat
3,500
West Bengal
2,900
Jammu and Kashmir
2,100
Uttarakhand
1,900
Madhya Pradesh
1,100
Maharashtra
700
Rajasthan
80
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Uttar Pradesh 198,000
  Bihar 23,000
  Gujarat 3,500
  West Bengal 2,900
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,100
  Uttarakhand 1,900
  Madhya Pradesh 1,100
  Maharashtra 700
  Rajasthan 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (209,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
13,000
Awadhi
3,000
Bengali
2,500
Gujarati
1,700
Kashmiri
1,100
Maithili
800
Kanauji
700
Dogri
500
Garhwali
300
Magahi
100
Bundeli
60
Merwari
30
Primary Language Urdu (209,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 13,000
  Awadhi 3,000
  Bengali 2,500
  Gujarati 1,700
  Kashmiri 1,100
  Maithili 800
  Kanauji 700
  Dogri 500
  Garhwali 300
  Magahi 100
  Bundeli 60
  Merwari 30
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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