Raigar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Raigar only in India
Population
936,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-14
People Name General Raigar
People Name in Country Raigar
Population in India 936,000
World Population 936,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 19 to 22
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Raigani, Rajgar, Regar, रायगर
People ID 17926
ROP3 Code 113410
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 5
Largest States
Rajasthan
(934,000)
Punjab
(1,300)
Gujarat
(400)
Karnataka
(40)
Daman and Diu
(10)
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 5
  Rajasthan (934,000)
  Punjab (1,300)
  Gujarat (400)
  Karnataka (40)
  Daman and Diu (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (314,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language 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)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (314,000 speakers)
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)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (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 %
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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