Razu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Razu only in India
Population
463,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kshatriya Raju of India who live in Andhra Pradesh speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians but do not eat beef and pork. Rice is eaten by them as a cereal.

Cross cousin marriages take place among them. Widows and divorced women cannot 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 and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated.

They are landowners. Their main work is cultivation. Some of them work in business and industry and some in other work. Hinduism is their religion but there are a few Christians among them.

In Tamil Nadu the Kshatriya Raju speak, read and write in Tamil as well as Telugu. They came from Andhra Pradesh originally and are very similar to those of them who live in Andhra Pradesh. There are politicians among them locally. They believe in education and use modern medicine.


Prayer Points

* Pray that evangelical Christians among them and in India will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-30
People Name General Razu
People Name in Country Razu
Population in India 463,000
World Population 463,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10 to 12
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chitrakar, Rachawar, Rajawar, Rajoo, Raju, Surava, रज़ू
People ID 17957
ROP3 Code 113446
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
Andhra Pradesh
(384,000)
Tamil Nadu
(60,000)
Karnataka
(15,000)
Telangana
(2,400)
Puducherry
(1,100)
Odisha
(1,000)
Delhi
(200)
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
  Andhra Pradesh (384,000)
  Tamil Nadu (60,000)
  Karnataka (15,000)
  Telangana (2,400)
  Puducherry (1,100)
  Odisha (1,000)
  Delhi (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (445,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
(11,000)
Kannada
(500)
Odia
(100)
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (445,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tamil (11,000)
  Kannada (500)
  Odia (100)
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
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 The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source JSE Ministries India  
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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