Rajbhar in Nepal


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Rajbhar people are among the original peoples in South Asia. They have low status in Hindu society.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Rajbhar people live scattered throughout India's eastern states, but a smaller number live either in Bangladesh or Nepal. One report says they also have a large community in India's state of Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Agriculture is their main work. Many of them work for other people, especially Muslims. The more fortunate ones among them are shop owners. They are not vegetarians, but rice is their staple food. The only meat they will not eat is beef because of their Hindu beliefs.

Like other peoples in South Asia they have birth and marriage rituals, and they cremate their dead. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. They do not use family planning. They do not condemn sexual immorality. Marriages are usually monogamous, unless the first wife approves him taking a second wife. When a spouse dies, the widowed is allowed to remarry. They have a community council to look after their needs and to settle their disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all are Hindu. Traditionally they were especially devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Today they worship many Hindu gods and participate in festivals like Holi and Diwali. They fear evil spirit so much that some will sacrifice a pig to protect themselves from harm.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rajbhar people need to have the chance to live life to the full through a relationship with Jesus Christ (Jn 10:10). They need freedom from fear of evil spirits.


Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Rajbhar people.
Pray for the Rajbhar people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Rajbhar people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Rajbhar communities in India and Bangladesh.


Scripture Prayers for the Rajbhar in Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17930/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajbhar
https://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=42085
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/bhar/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Rajbhar
People Name in Country Rajbhar
Alternate Names Batai; Bhar; Bhat; Brahmabhat; Lajjhar; Mandal; Raghubansi; Raghvi; Raghvi Raghuvansi; Rai; Rajjhar; Ramavat; राजभर
Population this Country 13,000
Population all Countries 106,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17930
ROP3 Code 113416
ROP25 Code 306908
ROP25 Name Rajbhar
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Lumbini
6,200
Kosi
2,200
Narayani
1,300
Sagarmatha
1,100
Janakpur
500
Mahakali
400
Seti
400
Bheri
200
Bagmati
200
Gandaki
70
Rapti
50
Mechi
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 12
  Lumbini 6,200
  Kosi 2,200
  Narayani 1,300
  Sagarmatha 1,100
  Janakpur 500
  Mahakali 400
  Seti 400
  Bheri 200
  Bagmati 200
  Gandaki 70
  Rapti 50
  Mechi 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bhojpuri (6,900 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Maithili
3,000
Nepali
400
Awadhi
300
Kumaoni
200
Angika
100
Dotyali
80
Magahi
40
Primary Language Bhojpuri (6,900 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 3,000
  Nepali 400
  Awadhi 300
  Kumaoni 200
  Angika 100
  Dotyali 80
  Magahi 40
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
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Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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