Raysipotra in India

The Raysipotra have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Raysipotra comes from Raysojee people who part of the Dal Muslim community. They are a small people group of only several hundred desert people.


Where Are they Located?

This Muslim people group lives in northern Gujarat. There might be some who live in neighboring Pakistan, specifically the Sindh Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their only possible lifestyle is pastoral, because their climate is dry and hot. They are cattle breeders, and they take their cattle to bazaars to sell. They also raise goats and buffaloes. Many have gone to other parts of India in search of jobs.
They marry within their community, usually with cousins.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Raysipotra people are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. Living in South Asia, their form of Islam is not orthodox. The Hindu mindset affects them along with the felt need to depend on charms and amulets to protect them. To them, Allah is too distant to protect them, though he is the one who determines everyone’s eternal destination.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Gujarati, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They need spiritual freedom given only by the Son who can make them “free indeed.”


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Raysipotra in India.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Raysipotra people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Raysipotra families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Raysipotra families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Raysipotra family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raysipotra


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Raysipotra
People Name in Country Raysipotra
World Population 600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names रयसिपोत्रा
People ID 17956
ROP3 Code 113445
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Gujarat 600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gujarati (600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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  (1823-2016)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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