Raute in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

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Introduction / History

Historically the Raute have been nomadic hunter gatherers. Linguistically, little is known about the Raute people. It is thought that the Raute tribe is related to the Rawat, Chepang and Raji peoples though there needs to be further research to confirm this.


Where Are they Located?

About half of the Raute people are located in Bangladesh, but the other half are in Nepal, where they are better known. In Nepal most are settled in the Dadeldura District. There are also populations of Raute in Surkhet and Dang Districts. The estimated population of the monolingual nomadic group varies by source. This nomadic group travels between many different districts in western Nepal.

A big obstacle to integration is the poor attitudes that many villagers have toward the Raute. The politics surrounding the Raute are vast and complicated.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A minority of the Raute people are still living nomadic lives, especially in Bangladesh which has few open spaces left. Most are settled, trying to earn a living either by farming or by what they can gather in the forests. They are noted for selling wooden bowls.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Being a people so dependent on the environment, they have a type of animistic religious belief. Their most likely contact with the gospel may be through a short Global Recordings Network video.


What Are Their Needs?

The Raute people in Bangladesh are very vulnerable to outsiders. With a small population and few if any modern ways, they are not in a position to defend themselves. Therefore, they need outsiders with a different spirit who will help them adapt to the modernizing world.


Prayer Points

Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Raute people in Bangladesh for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts will be open and ready to follow the Savior.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Raute people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Raute people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


Scripture Prayers for the Raute in Bangladesh.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raute_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
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People Name General Raute
People Name in Country Raute
Alternate Names Raut; Rawat; रौते
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 2,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14526
ROP3 Code 108317
ROP25 Code 306965
ROP25 Name Raute
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Dhaka
1,100
Sylhet
300
Barisal
200
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Dhaka 1,100
  Sylhet 300
  Barisal 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (1,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
300
Primary Language Bengali (1,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 300
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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