Ravidas Chamar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ravidas Chamar only in India
Population
2,005,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ravidas are a scheduled caste in Assam in India. They arrived in the 1800s to work in the tea plantations.

The Ravidas speak Hindi, Bengali and Assamese and read and write in Bengali and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Women play an important role in social and financial matters.

The Ravidas are tanners, cobblers and drummers by tradition. Now many of them are cobblers and do agricultural work. They are Hindus and have regional gods.

They are not keen on family planning. Their attitude towards education is not positive so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. The Ravidas prefer modern medicines however.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Ravidas to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Assamese Christians 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 Ravidas Chamar
People Name in Country Ravidas Chamar
Population in India 2,005,000
World Population 2,005,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 41 to 46
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names रविदास चामर
People ID 20918
ROP3 Code 117679
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Jharkhand
(997,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(265,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(176,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(123,000)
Chhattisgarh
(102,000)
Bihar
(94,000)
Gujarat
(90,000)
Haryana
(53,000)
Rajasthan
(35,000)
Delhi
(29,000)
Punjab
(18,000)
West Bengal
(14,000)
Uttarakhand
(5,400)
Odisha
(1,700)
Chandigarh
(1,200)
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 16
  Jharkhand (997,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (265,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (176,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (123,000)
  Chhattisgarh (102,000)
  Bihar (94,000)
  Gujarat (90,000)
  Haryana (53,000)
  Rajasthan (35,000)
  Delhi (29,000)
  Punjab (18,000)
  West Bengal (14,000)
  Uttarakhand (5,400)
  Odisha (1,700)
  Chandigarh (1,200)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (1,450,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kangri
(182,000)
Gujarati
(75,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(65,000)
Mandeali
(59,000)
Bhojpuri
(53,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(38,000)
Magahi
(37,000)
Bengali
(13,000)
Awadhi
(11,000)
Kanauji
(8,800)
Maithili
(6,300)
Bhattiyali
(5,800)
Haryanvi
(5,300)
Dhundari
(4,700)
Bundeli
(3,800)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,450,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kangri (182,000)
  Gujarati (75,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (65,000)
  Mandeali (59,000)
  Bhojpuri (53,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (38,000)
  Magahi (37,000)
  Bengali (13,000)
  Awadhi (11,000)
  Kanauji (8,800)
  Maithili (6,300)
  Bhattiyali (5,800)
  Haryanvi (5,300)
  Dhundari (4,700)
  Bundeli (3,800)
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
0.15 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.67 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.39 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.79 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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