Rajput unspecified (Muslim traditions) in Nepal


Population
16,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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The Rajputs

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

The Rajput Muslims get there name from the larger Rajput people who are one of the four main Hindu divisions of South Asia peoples. Over 60 million Rajput are a core of noble people. Rajput in Sanskrit means, 'son of a ruler or king'. Rajput Muslims constitute about 25 percent of all Rajput peoples in Pakistan, India and Nepal and about 27 percent of all Rajput within Nepal. Legend has it that the Muslim community of Rajput is the descendant of Umrao Singh. Umrao had fought against a conquering Muslim ruler over the death of the ruler's son. However after his release, Umrao was never restored to his Hindu Rajput community and as an outcast, formed his own Muslim Rajput community.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Rajput Muslim people are primarily an agricultural community. The Rajputs are traditionally the landowners in Nepal. As land has been lost, a growing number have become employed in service and even wage labour jobs. Women can often be found in weaving, embroidery and the making of handkerchiefs. For women, toe-rings, nose-pins and glass bangles are common symbols for being married. They are non-vegetarian though avoid beef and enjoy foods like wheat, rice and pulses. They are Sunni Muslims but with much influence by Hindu traditions they retain a variety of Hindu practices.


What Are Their Needs?

As people of influence and social status, the Rajputs are a key people to reach with the Gospel. As converts to Islam they may be more open than many traditionally Muslim peoples to hear and receive of the love of Christ. Praise God that some Hindu Rajput have become believers but there are no known believers among the Muslim Rajput.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-28
People Name General Rajput (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput unspecified (Muslim traditions)
Population in Nepal 16,000
World Population 19,781,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bharadwaja, Jheer, Jhir, Kasai, Kashrap Rajput, Kashyap, Kashyap Rajput, Khetri, Kshatriya, Musalman Rajput, Muslim Jeer, Mustigar, Rajput Muslim, Raju, Tarawara, Thakur, Thakur. Rajput Muslim, Torwal, राजपूत (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17667
ROP3 Code 113109
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Lumbini
(14,000)
Mechi
(700)
Kosi
(600)
Rapti
(500)
Seti
(300)
Bheri
(60)
Gandaki
(50)
Mahakali
(40)
Sagarmatha
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 9
  Lumbini (14,000)
  Mechi (700)
  Kosi (600)
  Rapti (500)
  Seti (300)
  Bheri (60)
  Gandaki (50)
  Mahakali (40)
  Sagarmatha (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (13,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
(1,800)
Awadhi
(900)
Maithili
(500)
Marwari
(200)
Nepali
(90)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (13,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (1,800)
  Awadhi (900)
  Maithili (500)
  Marwari (200)
  Nepali (90)
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 God's 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 COMIBAM / Sepal 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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