Rawal (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Rawal (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
179,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 179,000
World Population 179,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(141,000)
Rajasthan
(33,000)
Gujarat
(2,500)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,400)
Delhi
(1,300)
Maharashtra
(100)
Daman and Diu
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Uttar Pradesh (141,000)
  Rajasthan (33,000)
  Gujarat (2,500)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,400)
  Delhi (1,300)
  Maharashtra (100)
  Daman and Diu (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (158,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Mewari
(4,600)
Marwari
(2,900)
Gujarati
(2,600)
Haroti: Harauti
(2,200)
Bagri
(1,400)
Merwari
(700)
Dhundari
(600)
Malvi
(500)
Wagdi
(400)
Punjabi, Eastern
(50)
Shekhawati
(40)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (158,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Mewari (4,600)
  Marwari (2,900)
  Gujarati (2,600)
  Haroti: Harauti (2,200)
  Bagri (1,400)
  Merwari (700)
  Dhundari (600)
  Malvi (500)
  Wagdi (400)
  Punjabi, Eastern (50)
  Shekhawati (40)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

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 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 Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
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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