The Rathia are also called Rath or Rathi. They are a Muslim Rajput group living in Rajasthan in India. Rathi is a breed of cattle that they look after. They speak Marwari.
The Rathia have three main sub-groups which are the Parihar, Johiya and Bohar and there are smaller ones too. Most live in the villages and a few are nomads. Marriages are between the three main sub-divisions. They live in Barmer and other regions.
The Rathia mainly work in agriculture. For six months they do cultivation and for the other six months they do cattle herding. They have caste council leaders that judge in disputes and give punishments.
The Rathia are Sunni Muslims who have folk beliefs also.
* Pray that as the Rathia read the Koran they will be attracted to Jesus Christ and read about Him in the Bible and give their lives to Him.
* Pray that the leaders of the caste councils will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Rathia to salvation too.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-11|
|People Name General||Rathia (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Rathia (Muslim traditions)|
|Population in India||32,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Rath, Rathi, रतिया (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marwari (10,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||rwr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Marwari|
Primary Language: Marwari
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1821)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Marwari|
|Film / Video||Ravi's Way (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||Welcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|