Rajwar in India


Population
608,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 608,000
World Population 617,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Rachawar, Rajaur, Rajhar, Rajjar, Rajjhar, Rujjar, Rujjhar, रजवार
People ID 17934
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 17
Largest States
Bihar (242,000) Jharkhand (179,000) West Bengal (167,000)
Madhya Pradesh (6,600) Odisha (4,600) Maharashtra (3,100)
Chhattisgarh (2,600) Andaman and Nicobar (600) Tripura (600)
Delhi (400) Meghalaya (400) Nagaland (200)
Uttar Pradesh (100) Mizoram (100) Manipur (70)
Uttarakhand (70) Telangana (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 17
Bihar (242,000) Jharkhand (179,000)
West Bengal (167,000) Madhya Pradesh (6,600)
Odisha (4,600) Maharashtra (3,100)
Chhattisgarh (2,600) Andaman and Nicobar (600)
Tripura (600) Delhi (400)
Meghalaya (400) Nagaland (200)
Uttar Pradesh (100) Mizoram (100)
Manipur (70) Uttarakhand (70)
Telangana (10)
Primary Language: Hindi (200,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 20
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (170,000) Magahi (154,000) Bhojpuri (60,000)
Odia (2,900) Chhattisgarhi (2,500) Maithili (2,200)
Marathi (200) Santhali (200) Munda (80)
Mundari (70) Kumaoni (60) Mal Paharia (50)
Koya (30) Kuvi (20) Naga, Ao
Punjabi, Eastern Telugu Tamil
Ho
Primary Language: Hindi (200,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 20
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (170,000) Magahi (154,000)
Bhojpuri (60,000) Odia (2,900)
Chhattisgarhi (2,500) Maithili (2,200)
Marathi (200) Santhali (200)
Munda (80) Mundari (70)
Kumaoni (60) Mal Paharia (50)
Koya (30) Kuvi (20)
Naga, Ao (10) Punjabi, Eastern (10)
Telugu (10) Tamil (0)
Ho (0)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible 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 Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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