Rajput unspecified (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
16,826,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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The Rajputs

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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.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-15
People Name General Rajput (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput unspecified (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 16,826,000
World Population 19,654,500
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 336
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 Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Punjab
10,443,000
Sindh
5,217,000
Azad Kashmir
622,000
Islamabad
246,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
208,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
46,000
Balochistan
42,000
Federally Administer
1,400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Punjab 10,443,000
  Sindh 5,217,000
  Azad Kashmir 622,000
  Islamabad 246,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 208,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 46,000
  Balochistan 42,000
  Federally Administer 1,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (8,828,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
2,723,000
Sindhi
2,159,000
Saraiki
1,540,000
Marwari
163,000
Hindko, Northern
142,000
Pashto, Northern
90,000
Bagri
79,000
Shina
76,000
Hindko, Southern
54,000
Koli, Parkari
30,000
Koli, Wadiyara
26,000
Pashto, Central
25,000
Kashmiri
22,000
Dhatki
20,000
Koli, Kachi
19,000
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (8,828,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 2,723,000
  Sindhi 2,159,000
  Saraiki 1,540,000
  Marwari 163,000
  Hindko, Northern 142,000
  Pashto, Northern 90,000
  Bagri 79,000
  Shina 76,000
  Hindko, Southern 54,000
  Koli, Parkari 30,000
  Koli, Wadiyara 26,000
  Pashto, Central 25,000
  Kashmiri 22,000
  Dhatki 20,000
  Koli, Kachi 19,000
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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
Unknown
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 latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.




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