In Maharashtra they speak Konkani. They read and write in Kannada and Malayalam. They are similar socially to those in Karnataka.
The Rajapuri in Karnataka work in cultivation. Some work in trade, business and as day laborers. They often marry their cousins. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new family head.
The Rajapuri are Hindus.
They need the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer the nations.
* Scripture Prayers for the Rajpur in India.
Pray that Indian believers will help them begin their own movement to Christ. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior. Pray for intercessors and workers.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Rajpur|
|People Name in Country||Rajpur|
|Population this Country||59,000|
|Population all Countries||59,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Balavaliga; Balavalikar; Rachevar; Rajapow; Rajapura Saraswat; Rajapuri; Rajevar; राजपुर|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani, Goan (32,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||gom Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani, Goan
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1999)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Konkani, Goan|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies|