Raju in India

Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Raju
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 691,000
World Population: 691,000
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.01 %
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:


The Rachavar or Raju live in the eastern and southern states of India, especially Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Their name comes from the word Raja which means king, and some say that they were once local rulers. Today their main work is in agriculture or government work. A community association looks after their needs. They are Hindus.

Ministry Obstacles

The Raju people are satisfied with appeasing Hindu deities for their needs. Pray for an awareness of their need for Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas

There are a few believers in the same states where the Raju people live who can reach out to them with the gospel.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that the few Raju believers will allow the Holy Spirit to direct their lives and give them love for those who are not of the faith. Pray that they will help others to find the way to the only Savior.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Raju people.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Raju people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Raju people.

Text Source:   Keith Carey