Raju in India

Joshua Project has identified the Raju only in India
Population
562,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 562,000
World Population 562,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12 to 15
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names राजू
People ID 17933
ROP3 Code 113421
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(426,000)
Odisha
(126,000)
Bihar
(1,600)
Delhi
(1,300)
Andaman and Nicobar
(1,100)
Chhattisgarh
(1,000)
Jharkhand
(900)
Meghalaya
(800)
Tripura
(700)
Maharashtra
(700)
Uttar Pradesh
(400)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  West Bengal (426,000)
  Odisha (126,000)
  Bihar (1,600)
  Delhi (1,300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (1,100)
  Chhattisgarh (1,000)
  Jharkhand (900)
  Meghalaya (800)
  Tripura (700)
  Maharashtra (700)
  Uttar Pradesh (400)
  Arunachal Pradesh (300)
  Madhya Pradesh (300)
  Nagaland (200)
  Uttarakhand (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (398,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Odia
(111,000)
Hindi
(10,000)
Santhali
(7,200)
Maithili
(700)
Telugu
(300)
Ho
(200)
Andaman Creole Hindi
(90)
Kannada
(60)
Bhojpuri
(40)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (398,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Odia (111,000)
  Hindi (10,000)
  Santhali (7,200)
  Maithili (700)
  Telugu (300)
  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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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
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
Unknown
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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