Raigar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Raigar only in India
Population
917,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Raigar are a Scheduled Caste in India. They get their name from their work in leather which is their traditional work.

In Rajasthan, they speak Marwari. They are not vegetarians and believe in monogamy. Marrying again is accepted. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son in charge of the home. They do leather work. They have birth, marriage and death rituals. Hinduism is their religion.

In Delhi the Raigar speak Marwari among themselves and Hindi with others. Wheat is their main cereal. Many of them now do private and government work or are in business.

In the Punjab the Raigar as well as Marwari speak Punjabi. They are landless. They use education, family planning and modern medicines.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Raigar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-14
People Name General Raigar
People Name in Country Raigar
Population in India 917,000
World Population 917,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Raigani, Rajgar, Regar, रायगर
People ID 17926
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Largest States
Rajasthan (915,000) Punjab (1,300) Gujarat (300)
Karnataka (40) Daman and Diu (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Rajasthan (915,000) Punjab (1,300)
Gujarat (300) Karnataka (40)
Daman and Diu (10)
Primary Language: Hindi (314,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (155,000) Dhundari (143,000) Shekhawati (95,000)
Mewari (88,000) Merwari (72,000) Bagri (7,800)
Haroti: Harauti (1,400) Gujarati (300) Punjabi, Eastern (300)
Kannada (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (314,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (155,000) Dhundari (143,000)
Shekhawati (95,000) Mewari (88,000)
Merwari (72,000) Bagri (7,800)
Haroti: Harauti (1,400) Gujarati (300)
Punjabi, Eastern (300) Kannada (40)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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