Razu in India

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Photo Source:  JSE Ministries India 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Razu
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 467,000
World Population: 467,000
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

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