Raju in India

The Raju have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 the Entire People Group

*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
World Population 585,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
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
457,000
Odisha
119,000
Bihar
1,500
Delhi
1,200
Andaman and Nicobar
1,100
Chhattisgarh
900
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 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 457,000
  Odisha 119,000
  Bihar 1,500
  Delhi 1,200
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 900
  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 (433,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Odia
112,000
Hindi
41,000
Maithili
2,300
Santhali
800
Telugu
300
Sadri
200
Magahi
200
Ho
200
Andaman Creole Hindi
90
Kannada
60
Bhojpuri
60
Angika
30
Primary Language Bengali (433,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Odia 112,000
  Hindi 41,000
  Maithili 2,300
  Santhali 800
  Telugu 300
  Sadri 200
  Magahi 200
  Ho 200
  Andaman Creole Hindi 90
  Kannada 60
  Bhojpuri 60
  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  (1832-2016)
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 - 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 Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
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 %
Photo Source KartikMistry 
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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.