Ravalia in India


Population
568,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Raval of India are also called Rawal and Ravalia. They speak Kannada and Marathi and read and write in Marathi and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat rice and jowar.

The Raval are monogamous. A dowry is given. They are allowed to marry again. Women are treated the same as men. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are buried.

Some of the Raval are priests to the lower castes. There are landowners among them and some work in government service and others as laborers. They have professional workers such as teachers and a few are doctors and engineers. Weaving and working with yarn is their traditional work.

The Raval are Hindus by religion. Renuka Devi is the family deity for them. They celebrate festivals. Modern medicine is used by them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel materials will help bring the Raval to Jesus Christ.
* Pray the Raval priests will come to salvation and lead others to Jesus Christ too.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ravalia
People Name in Country Ravalia
Population in India 568,000
World Population 569,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12 to 15
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Brahma Kapali, Brahmakapali, Chaudhari, Hanagi, Jagiasi, Nath Panthi, Nathpanthi, Raul, Raval, Ravaljogi, Rawal, रवलिया
People ID 17950
ROP3 Code 113439
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Gujarat
(551,000)
Karnataka
(9,400)
Maharashtra
(5,600)
Madhya Pradesh
(900)
Tamil Nadu
(300)
Delhi
(200)
Daman and Diu
(100)
Rajasthan
(90)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(80)
West Bengal
(60)
Chhattisgarh
(40)
Telangana
(40)
Jharkhand
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Gujarat (551,000)
  Karnataka (9,400)
  Maharashtra (5,600)
  Madhya Pradesh (900)
  Tamil Nadu (300)
  Delhi (200)
  Daman and Diu (100)
  Rajasthan (90)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
  West Bengal (60)
  Chhattisgarh (40)
  Telangana (40)
  Jharkhand (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (488,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(35,000)
Kannada
(6,500)
Marathi
(3,100)
Kacchi
(400)
Telugu
(400)
Konkani, Goan
(200)
Saurashtra
(100)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (488,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (35,000)
  Kannada (6,500)
  Marathi (3,100)
  Kacchi (400)
  Telugu (400)
  Konkani, Goan (200)
  Saurashtra (100)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio 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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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