Razu in India

The Razu have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 464,000
World Population 464,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chitrakar, Rachawar, Rajawar, Rajoo, Raju, Surava, रज़ू
People ID 17957
ROP3 Code 113446
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Group Razu
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Total Subgroups on file 18
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Veliveyabadina
29,000
Agnikula Kshatriya
24,000
Arya Kshatriya
24,000
Chandravamsa
24,000
Kandy Kshatriya
24,000
Suryavanshi Kshatriy
24,000
Anantagiri
500
Halankote
500
Karvetinagaram
500
Kote
500
Murikinadu
500
Pattanam
500
Rangore
500
Ratalakote
500
Shalingara
500
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Group Razu
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Total Subgroups 18 (only 15 largest shown)
  Veliveyabadina 29,000
  Agnikula Kshatriya 24,000
  Arya Kshatriya 24,000
  Chandravamsa 24,000
  Kandy Kshatriya 24,000
  Suryavanshi Kshatriy 24,000
  Anantagiri 500
  Halankote 500
  Karvetinagaram 500
  Kote 500
  Murikinadu 500
  Pattanam 500
  Rangore 500
  Ratalakote 500
  Shalingara 500
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
Andhra Pradesh
385,000
Tamil Nadu
60,000
Karnataka
15,000
Telangana
2,300
Puducherry
1,100
Odisha
1,000
Delhi
200
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
  Andhra Pradesh 385,000
  Tamil Nadu 60,000
  Karnataka 15,000
  Telangana 2,300
  Puducherry 1,100
  Odisha 1,000
  Delhi 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (445,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
11,000
Kannada
500
Odia
100
Other 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
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 Father's 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
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 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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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