Rajgond Gond in India

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

Introduction / History

They converted to Islam from among the Gond tribe about 300 years ago. They are also called Dao Muslim Jamat. The Muslim Raj Gonds live mainly in Nagpur in Maharashtra. Some live in Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Muslim Raj Gond are mainly endogamous (they prefer marriages within the community) but no longer use clan exogamy (marrying someone from a different clan). Urdu is now their preferred language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are connected to Tableeghi Jamat or Tablighi Jamaat, a Sunni Islam missionary organization. The Tablighi Jamaat encourage those they influence to return to the ways of early Sunni Islam, specifically in regards to clothing, rituals and outward behavior.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muslim Raj Gonds need a sin-free Savior to offer them abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to the only Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement for the Muslim Raj Gonds. Pray for intercessors and workers to go to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Gond Rajgond in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gond Rajgond
People Name in Country Gond Rajgond
Natural Name Rajgond Gond
Population this Country 1,433,000
Population all Countries 1,433,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 29
Alternate Names Raj Gond; गोंद राजगोंद
People ID 21036
ROP3 Code 117886
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 on file 4
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
611,000
Maharashtra
418,000
Odisha
256,000
Madhya Pradesh
137,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 4
  Chhattisgarh 611,000
  Maharashtra 418,000
  Odisha 256,000
  Madhya Pradesh 137,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (266,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
219,000
Chhattisgarhi
164,000
Odia
151,000
Hindi
146,000
Gondi, Adilabad
101,000
Bhatri
57,000
Koya
38,000
Duruwa
31,000
Halbi
18,000
Pengo
8,500
Telugu
5,100
Sadri, Oraon
1,200
Kisan
800
Korwa
500
Kuvi
400
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (266,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 219,000
  Chhattisgarhi 164,000
  Odia 151,000
  Hindi 146,000
  Gondi, Adilabad 101,000
  Bhatri 57,000
  Koya 38,000
  Duruwa 31,000
  Halbi 18,000
  Pengo 8,500
  Telugu 5,100
  Sadri, Oraon 1,200
  Kisan 800
  Korwa 500
  Kuvi 400
People Groups Speaking Gondi, Northern

Primary Language:  Gondi, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1872-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1994-1996)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Freedom From Torment
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.75 %
Islam
0.09 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
5.55 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Ramesh Lalwani - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more