Ramoshi in India

The Ramoshi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Berad Mang 200
Kadu 200
Kadu Mang 200
Matang Ramoshi Unknown
Bandate Unknown
Halge Unknown

Introduction / History

The term Ramoshi has been derived from Ram, the legendary hero of the Ramayana, and the Marathi word Ushi meaning Pillon. They believe that they were the caretakers and protectors of Ram's Ushi and hence the name Ramoshi was derived.

During the British regime, the Ramoshi were included in the criminal tribe category in Bombay presidency as were other tribes. This was due to the fact that the Ramoshi were involved in uprisings against the British Raj. Those tribes who were originally categorized as "Criminal Tribes" in 1871 were later defined as "Denotified Tribes." There is ongoing pressure for India to drop the designation of "Denotified Tribes."


Where Are they Located?

They live primarily in the Maharashtra districts and the northwest districts of Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The economy of the present day Ramoshi is based on the cultivation of farming lands and tending of cows, buffalo and sheep.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindu and belong to the Lingayat sect. They worship a family deity as well as a village deity. They take part in regional fairs and festivals. Affliation to a pir is reported among them.


What Are Their Needs?

Government jobs are needed to develop a higher living standard.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ramoshi in India.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ramoshi
People Name in Country Ramoshi
World Population 321,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Bedar; Berad; Naik; Naiklot; Pardhi; Ramosi; रामोशी
People ID 17940
ROP3 Code 113428
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 7
Largest States
Maharashtra
316,000
Karnataka
1,500
Gujarat
1,400
Madhya Pradesh
800
Telangana
600
Delhi
100
Goa
100
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 7
  Maharashtra 316,000
  Karnataka 1,500
  Gujarat 1,400
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  Telangana 600
  Delhi 100
  Goa 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (296,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
18,000
Konkani
700
Kannada
600
Ahirani
300
Gujarati
200
Nimadi
200
Konkani, Goan
90
Primary Language Marathi (296,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 18,000
  Konkani 700
  Kannada 600
  Ahirani 300
  Gujarati 200
  Nimadi 200
  Konkani, Goan 90
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.