Rawal (Hindu traditions) in India

The Rawal (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Rawal in Maharashtra speak, read and write in Gujarati. They are vegetarians who eat wheat as a cereal. Widowers can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have birth, marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. They work in industry, business and in trading.

In Gujarat they speak, read and write in Gujarati. The dead are buried. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicines and family planning.

In Madhya Pradesh the Rawal speak Bhili and read and write in Devanagari. A bride price is paid in marriage. Divorce is allowed. Many work as laborers.

In Rajasthan the Rawal speak Bagri and read and write in Devanagari. Maize is eaten by them. They are mainly landowners and work in cultivation.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Rawal to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will help lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Rawal (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Rawal (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 173,000
World Population 173,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Bhandari, Raval, Ravalia, Rawa, Rawalia, Rubala, Rubela, Tapodhan Brahman, Tapodhan Brahmin, Yogi, रावल (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17953
ROP3 Code 113442
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 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
135,000
Rajasthan
32,000
Gujarat
2,400
Madhya Pradesh
2,100
Delhi
1,300
Daman and Diu
100
Maharashtra
100
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 7
  Uttar Pradesh 135,000
  Rajasthan 32,000
  Gujarat 2,400
  Madhya Pradesh 2,100
  Delhi 1,300
  Daman and Diu 100
  Maharashtra 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (157,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Mewari
4,600
Marwari
3,000
Gujarati
2,700
Haroti: Harauti
2,200
Bagri
1,500
Merwari
700
Wagdi
600
Dhundari
600
Malvi
500
Punjabi, Eastern
50
Shekhawati
40
Primary Language Hindi (157,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Mewari 4,600
  Marwari 3,000
  Gujarati 2,700
  Haroti: Harauti 2,200
  Bagri 1,500
  Merwari 700
  Wagdi 600
  Dhundari 600
  Malvi 500
  Punjabi, Eastern 50
  Shekhawati 40
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
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 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
0.00 %
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 © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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.


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