Ravidas Chamar in India

The Ravidas Chamar have only been reported in India
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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 1,894,000
World Population 1,894,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 37
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Jharkhand
942,000
Uttar Pradesh
251,000
Himachal Pradesh
167,000
Madhya Pradesh
113,000
Chhattisgarh
97,000
Bihar
89,000
Gujarat
85,000
Haryana
50,000
Rajasthan
33,000
Delhi
27,000
Punjab
17,000
West Bengal
13,000
Uttarakhand
5,100
Odisha
1,600
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Jharkhand 942,000
  Uttar Pradesh 251,000
  Himachal Pradesh 167,000
  Madhya Pradesh 113,000
  Chhattisgarh 97,000
  Bihar 89,000
  Gujarat 85,000
  Haryana 50,000
  Rajasthan 33,000
  Delhi 27,000
  Punjab 17,000
  West Bengal 13,000
  Uttarakhand 5,100
  Odisha 1,600
  Chandigarh 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (1,445,000 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
39,000
Magahi
37,000
Bengali
13,000
Awadhi
11,000
Kanauji
8,800
Maithili
6,300
Bhattiyali
5,800
Haryanvi
5,300
Dhundari
4,100
Bundeli
3,800
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,445,000 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 39,000
  Magahi 37,000
  Bengali 13,000
  Awadhi 11,000
  Kanauji 8,800
  Maithili 6,300
  Bhattiyali 5,800
  Haryanvi 5,300
  Dhundari 4,100
  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
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Father's 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.16 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.67 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.38 %
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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