Rajwar in India


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Introduction / History

The Rajwar are Hindus who live in India. Many have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

The Rajwar in Madhya Pradesh speak in Chhattisgarhi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. They are monogamous and marriage is through discussion. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. Sons inherit the same, regards property on the death of the father. There are birth and marriage rituals. Dead adults are cremated and dead children are buried. They work in agriculture and have caste councils to judge in disputes and to look after them in social matters.

In West Bengal they speak Magahi and Bengali and read and write Bengali. In Bihar they speak Magahi and Hindi and read and write Devanagari and many of them are cultivators.

In Orissa, the Rajwar speak, read and write Oriya.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Rajwar caste councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Rajwar to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Rajwar
People Name in Country Rajwar
Population in India 587,000
World Population 596,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names Rachawar, Rajaur, Rajhar, Rajjar, Rajjhar, Rujjar, Rujjhar, रजवार
People ID 17934
ROP3 Code 113422
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Rajwar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 11
Largest Subgroups
Bhogta
31,000
Lathaur
31,000
Nakshedia
31,000
Rajbansi
31,000
Angar
9,400
Bhumihar
9,400
Jhuintihar
9,400
Khorriar
9,400
Rajware
60
Birara
50
Mar
50
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Rajwar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 11
  Bhogta 31,000
  Lathaur 31,000
  Nakshedia 31,000
  Rajbansi 31,000
  Angar 9,400
  Bhumihar 9,400
  Jhuintihar 9,400
  Khorriar 9,400
  Rajware 60
  Birara 50
  Mar 50
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Bihar
234,000
Jharkhand
172,000
West Bengal
162,000
Madhya Pradesh
6,500
Odisha
3,600
Maharashtra
3,000
Chhattisgarh
2,600
Tripura
600
Andaman and Nicobar
600
Delhi
400
Meghalaya
300
Nagaland
200
Uttar Pradesh
100
Mizoram
100
Uttarakhand
70
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 17
  Bihar 234,000
  Jharkhand 172,000
  West Bengal 162,000
  Madhya Pradesh 6,500
  Odisha 3,600
  Maharashtra 3,000
  Chhattisgarh 2,600
  Tripura 600
  Andaman and Nicobar 600
  Delhi 400
  Meghalaya 300
  Nagaland 200
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Mizoram 100
  Uttarakhand 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (214,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Bengali
169,000
Magahi
143,000
Bhojpuri
60,000
Chhattisgarhi
2,500
Odia
2,300
Maithili
2,200
Sadri
400
Marathi
200
Santhali
100
Kumaoni
60
Mundari
50
Munda
30
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (214,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 169,000
  Magahi 143,000
  Bhojpuri 60,000
  Chhattisgarhi 2,500
  Odia 2,300
  Maithili 2,200
  Sadri 400
  Marathi 200
  Santhali 100
  Kumaoni 60
  Mundari 50
  Munda 30
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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