Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


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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)
Population in Pakistan 13,000
World Population 45,557,800
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
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 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 4
Largest States
Sindh
8,100
Punjab
3,900
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
500
Balochistan
300
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 4
  Sindh 8,100
  Punjab 3,900
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 500
  Balochistan 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (5,300 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
4,000
Marwari
900
Saraiki
800
Marwari
600
Kacchi
300
Gurgula
200
Koli, Parkari
90
Dhatki
80
Merwari
40
Gujarati
20
Primary Language Sindhi (5,300 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 4,000
  Marwari 900
  Saraiki 800
  Marwari 600
  Kacchi 300
  Gurgula 200
  Koli, Parkari 90
  Dhatki 80
  Merwari 40
  Gujarati 20
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
11.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
88.40 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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 Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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