Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
1,012,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kunjra of India are one of several unengaged people groups in the east Indian state of Bihar, a state with 15 million Muslims and no one working long-term to reach them. Bihari Muslims are the second largest unengaged people cluster in the world.


Where Are they Located?

Located between West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar is one of the poorest and least developed states in all of India and one of the most spiritually dark places on earth. Destitute and extreme poverty, overt idolatry, and sometimes overwhelming spiritual warfare characterize the state and make long-term work very difficult. Though it is the 12th largest state in India in terms of geographical size, Bihar is extremely populous and ranks as the 3rd most populated state in the nation, with 95 million people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Belonging to one of the backward, or lower castes, their hereditary societal status is defined by their occupation as vegetable sellers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is the majority religion in Bihar; however, Muslims comprise a significant portion of the state's population and are a large minority. Of the Muslim people groups in Bihar, the Kunjra are among the largest.


What Are Their Needs?

In 2008 a dam broke in Nepal, which borders Bihar to the north, and caused catastrophic flooding in Bihar. Frontiers workers who traveled to the area determined that although clean water and sanitation are desperate needs for the people of Bihar, teams who go with this work as their identity will not find it easy to get in. Instead, teams who go with business skills and the ability to create jobs will be much better received.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-20
People Name General Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 1,012,000
World Population 1,108,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 21 to 25
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kunjada, Kunjra, Mewa Farosh, Raie, Rayeen, Sabifarosh, Sabz Farosh, Sabzfarosh, राईं (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17328
ROP3 Code 112710
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Bihar
(532,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(425,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(28,000)
West Bengal
(21,000)
Jharkhand
(3,200)
Uttarakhand
(2,400)
Maharashtra
(400)
Odisha
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Bihar (532,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (425,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (28,000)
  West Bengal (21,000)
  Jharkhand (3,200)
  Uttarakhand (2,400)
  Maharashtra (400)
  Odisha (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (816,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
(79,000)
Bengali
(26,000)
Maithili
(21,000)
Magahi
(6,800)
Awadhi
(4,400)
Angika
(3,600)
Bundeli
(1,400)
Kanauji
(700)
Bagheli
(700)
Braj Bhasha
(200)
Garhwali
(200)
Malvi
(60)
Kumaoni
(40)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (816,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (79,000)
  Bengali (26,000)
  Maithili (21,000)
  Magahi (6,800)
  Awadhi (4,400)
  Angika (3,600)
  Bundeli (1,400)
  Kanauji (700)
  Bagheli (700)
  Braj Bhasha (200)
  Garhwali (200)
  Malvi (60)
  Kumaoni (40)
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   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
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 Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
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 %
Photo Source Mohammad Faraz 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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