Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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The Rajputs

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction

The name Rajput is derived from the Sanskrit word rajputra, meaning son of a ruler. The Rajputra constitutes a class of nobility. The Rajput clans emerged as a dominant community in north and western India in the colonial period. The economic data suggests that the majority of Rajput are landowners. A large number of communities have migrated to their present habitat, and this has made them one of the most mobile groups in India.


Ministry Obstacles

Fear that Christianity aims to turn individuals from their families, communities and traditions hinders Rajput families and communities from considering the Gospel.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the hearts of Rajput families to experiencing God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few Rajput believers to be effective at engaging their families and communities in discussing Bible stories and experiencing God's blessing.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Rajput families and communities into a rich experience of God's blessings.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Rajput (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Hindu traditions)
World Population 45,557,800
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bharadwaja, Chandravamsan, Chhatri, Chhetri, Gorkha, Kashrap Rajput, Kashyap, Khetri, Kshatriya, Kshatriya Raju, Kshattriya, Mavi, Mawi, Musalman Rajput, Musalman Thakur, Muslim Jeer, Muslims of Nepal, Mustigar, Musugu Rajulu, Pardeshi Rajput, Raghubansi, Rajapalayam Raju, Rajput Muslim, Raju, Rangar, Ranghar, Ravikula Kshatriya, Suryavamsa Kshatriya, Suryavamsan, Suryavanshi Kshatriya, Thakur, राजपूत
People ID 17928
ROP3 Code 113412
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Narayani
11,000
Janakpur
10,000
Sagarmatha
5,900
Kosi
4,400
Bagmati
2,100
Lumbini
1,800
Mechi
600
Bheri
600
Seti
200
Mahakali
100
Gandaki
80
Rapti
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Narayani 11,000
  Janakpur 10,000
  Sagarmatha 5,900
  Kosi 4,400
  Bagmati 2,100
  Lumbini 1,800
  Mechi 600
  Bheri 600
  Seti 200
  Mahakali 100
  Gandaki 80
  Rapti 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (22,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
6,500
Marwari
5,000
Hindi
2,500
Awadhi
1,200
Angika
300
Haryanvi
200
Punjabi, Eastern
100
English
100
Sindhi
70
Bagheli
40
Kumaoni
30
Garhwali
10
Nepali
10
Primary Language Maithili (22,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 6,500
  Marwari 5,000
  Hindi 2,500
  Awadhi 1,200
  Angika 300
  Haryanvi 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
  English 100
  Sindhi 70
  Bagheli 40
  Kumaoni 30
  Garhwali 10
  Nepali 10
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.76 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.24 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Sasvata Chatterjee  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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