Rawal (Hindu traditions) in India

The Rawal (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
173,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 173,000
World Population 173,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(136,000)
Rajasthan
(31,000)
Gujarat
(2,400)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,400)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Uttar Pradesh (136,000)
  Rajasthan (31,000)
  Gujarat (2,400)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,400)
  Delhi (1,300)
  Daman and Diu (100)
  Maharashtra (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (158,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Mewari
(4,600)
Marwari
(3,000)
Gujarati
(2,600)
Haroti: Harauti
(2,200)
Bagri
(1,500)
Malvi
(800)
Merwari
(700)
Wagdi
(600)
Dhundari
(600)
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 (3,000)
  Gujarati (2,600)
  Haroti: Harauti (2,200)
  Bagri (1,500)
  Malvi (800)
  Merwari (700)
  Wagdi (600)
  Dhundari (600)
  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 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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (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 © 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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