Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in Nepal


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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Introduction / History

The Rayeen are also known as the Raysipotra. The Raysipotra are a large Indian Muslim people, referred to as the sons (potra) of Raysi. The Raysi are said to have descended from a Sindh community of Pakistan. The Rayeen are today referred to as a cow-herding community. The Rayeen live in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The nomadic life of cow-herding is known to continue for many Rayeen even today, especially in India. In Nepal the Rayeen will likely be found in agriculture and other labour jobs. They live all over the Terai region of Nepal and tend to speak the Maithili and Urdu languages. They marry mainly among their clan cousins and follow closely the laws and rites of Islam. It is said that they usually name their child within a day of birth. Divorce is not allowed and they are not vegetarian. Their staple foods are bajra and wheat roti.


What Are Their Needs?

Today the Rayeen are understood to be 100% Muslim virtually everywhere that they are found in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Because they interact with nearly any other cattleherding or breeding people any significant work among this group would move naturally throughout the Rayeen to other groups. Pray that the Gospel could be proclaimed among the Rayeen for the first time in many districts of Nepal and India.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-12
People Name General Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation rain
Population this Country 4,700
Population all Countries 1,289,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kunjada; Kunjra; Mewa Farosh; Raie; Rayeen; Sabifarosh; Sabz Farosh; Sabzfarosh; राईं (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17328
ROP3 Code 112710
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Narayani
1,100
Janakpur
900
Sagarmatha
700
Bheri
700
Kosi
600
Lumbini
400
Mechi
100
Bagmati
90
Gandaki
40
Rapti
30
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Narayani 1,100
  Janakpur 900
  Sagarmatha 700
  Bheri 700
  Kosi 600
  Lumbini 400
  Mechi 100
  Bagmati 90
  Gandaki 40
  Rapti 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (2,300 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Maithili
900
Bhojpuri
800
Primary Language Urdu (2,300 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 900
  Bhojpuri 800
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Mohammad Faraz 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more