Raju in India

The Raju have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Rachavar or Raju live in the eastern and southern states of India, especially Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Their name comes from the word Raja which means king, and some say that they were once local rulers. Today their main work is in agriculture or government work. A community association looks after their needs. They are Hindus.


Ministry Obstacles

The Raju people are satisfied with appeasing Hindu deities for their needs. Pray for an awareness of their need for Jesus Christ.


Outreach Ideas

There are a few believers in the same states where the Raju people live who can reach out to them with the gospel.


Prayer Focus

Pray that the few Raju believers will allow the Holy Spirit to direct their lives and give them love for those who are not of the faith. Pray that they will help others to find the way to the only Savior. Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Raju people.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Raju people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Raju people.


Scripture Prayers for the Raju in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-05
People Name General Raju
People Name in Country Raju
Pronunciation RAH-joo
Population this Country 691,000
Population all Countries 691,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names राजू
People ID 17933
ROP3 Code 113421
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
540,000
Odisha
140,000
Bihar
1,900
Delhi
1,400
Andaman and Nicobar
1,200
Chhattisgarh
1,200
Jharkhand
1,100
Meghalaya
900
Tripura
800
Maharashtra
800
Arunachal Pradesh
400
Uttar Pradesh
400
Madhya Pradesh
300
Nagaland
300
Uttarakhand
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  West Bengal 540,000
  Odisha 140,000
  Bihar 1,900
  Delhi 1,400
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,200
  Chhattisgarh 1,200
  Jharkhand 1,100
  Meghalaya 900
  Tripura 800
  Maharashtra 800
  Arunachal Pradesh 400
  Uttar Pradesh 400
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Nagaland 300
  Uttarakhand 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (434,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Odia
112,000
Hindi
42,000
Maithili
2,300
Santhali
800
Telugu
300
Sadri
200
Magahi
200
Ho
200
Andaman Hindi Creole
90
Bhojpuri
90
Kannada
70
Angika
30
Primary Language Bengali (434,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Odia 112,000
  Hindi 42,000
  Maithili 2,300
  Santhali 800
  Telugu 300
  Sadri 200
  Magahi 200
  Ho 200
  Andaman Hindi Creole 90
  Bhojpuri 90
  Kannada 70
  Angika 30
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source KartikMistry - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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