Raju in India

The Raju have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Rachavar or Raju live in Karnataka in India. Their name comes from the word Raja which means king. They speak Telugu and Kannada and read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Rachavar have cousin marriages but divorce and widows marrying again are not allowed. Property is shared evenly among the sons upon the death of the father and the oldest son takes charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals. Their main work is in agriculture and also government and private work. A community association looks after them. Hinduism is their religion. They have their children educated.

Some of them live in Tamil Nadu where they also speak, read and write in Tamil. Many own land. Some also live in Andhra Pradesh.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the community association will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Salvation too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishing_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Raju
People Name in Country Raju
Population in India 534,000
World Population 534,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names राजू
People ID 17933
ROP3 Code 113421
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
405,000
Odisha
120,000
Bihar
1,600
Delhi
1,200
Andaman and Nicobar
1,100
Chhattisgarh
1,000
Jharkhand
900
Meghalaya
700
Tripura
700
Maharashtra
600
Uttar Pradesh
300
Arunachal Pradesh
300
Madhya Pradesh
300
Nagaland
200
Uttarakhand
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  West Bengal 405,000
  Odisha 120,000
  Bihar 1,600
  Delhi 1,200
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 1,000
  Jharkhand 900
  Meghalaya 700
  Tripura 700
  Maharashtra 600
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 300
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Nagaland 200
  Uttarakhand 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (383,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Odia
112,000
Hindi
30,000
Maithili
1,900
Santhali
1,300
Telugu
300
Sadri
200
Magahi
200
Ho
200
Andaman Creole Hindi
90
Kannada
60
Bhojpuri
40
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (383,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Odia 112,000
  Hindi 30,000
  Maithili 1,900
  Santhali 1,300
  Telugu 300
  Sadri 200
  Magahi 200
  Ho 200
  Andaman Creole Hindi 90
  Kannada 60
  Bhojpuri 40
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  (1809-2000)
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 Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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