Ravalia in India


Population
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 534,000
World Population 535,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Brahma Kapali, Brahmakapali, Chaudhari, Hanagi, Jagiasi, Nath Panthi, Nathpanthi, Raul, Raval, Ravaljogi, Rawal, रवलिया
People ID 17950
ROP3 Code 113439
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Ravalia
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 12
Largest Subgroups
Panchania
38,000
Sorathia
35,000
Baria
5,800
Bhalia
5,800
Bhorria
5,800
Makvania
5,800
Palai
5,800
Sakhia
5,800
Udlia
5,800
Akaramase
100
Gosavi
100
Padamoti
100
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Ravalia
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 12
  Panchania 38,000
  Sorathia 35,000
  Baria 5,800
  Bhalia 5,800
  Bhorria 5,800
  Makvania 5,800
  Palai 5,800
  Sakhia 5,800
  Udlia 5,800
  Akaramase 100
  Gosavi 100
  Padamoti 100
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 13
Largest States
Gujarat
518,000
Karnataka
8,900
Maharashtra
5,300
Madhya Pradesh
800
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Gujarat 518,000
  Karnataka 8,900
  Maharashtra 5,300
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  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 (483,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
35,000
Kannada
6,500
Marathi
4,000
Kacchi
400
Telugu
400
Merwari
300
Konkani, Goan
200
Saurashtra
100
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (483,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 35,000
  Kannada 6,500
  Marathi 4,000
  Kacchi 400
  Telugu 400
  Merwari 300
  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
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 / 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 %
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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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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