Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) in India

Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 366,000
World Population: 1,882,200
Primary Language: Urdu
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Rajput
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


Though many Chauhan Rajputs are still in the armed forces or own land, many have moved on to other livelihoods. Wealthy Rajputs now own impressive hotels in Rajasthan where tourists can be introduced to their history and culture. Rajputs who aren't so fortunate work as small businessmen or wage laborers. Rajputs try to marry their daughters into clans of higher rank than their own. The Rajput clans in Rajasthan have high status so families want their daughters to marry men from that state. Unfortunately, Rajputs often marry their daughters off while they are very young. Chauhan Rajputs are going through an identity crisis. They can no longer depend on land ownership or military careers, especially with the Indian government reserving prestigious jobs for "backward" (ie, underprivileged) communities. Believers with the right skills can help them during this time of transition.

Ministry Obstacles

Like many other Indian communities of good standing, the Rajputs have a negative view of Christianity. The only Indians they see embracing Christ come from low status groups, and they do not want to associate with such people.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Rajput community to increasingly grow in awareness of Jesus and why they need him. Pray the Lord would give Muslim Chauhan Rajputs a spiritual hunger, then satisfy that hunger. Pray that these Rajputs would understand the value of becoming part of God's royal family. Pray for a Holy Spirit-led humility for all Rajput communities to fall at the feet of the King of kings. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among every Rajput community.

Text Source:   Joshua Project