Raute in Nepal


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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

The majority of the Raute population is settled in the Far West in 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. Linguistically, little is known about Raute. It is classified as Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Himalayan, Central Himalayan, Raute-Raji-Rawat (Ethnologue).
Historically, the Raute have been nomadic hunter gatherers. However, in 1979 the nomadic Raute from Darchula District were forcibly resettled by the government to the middle hills of Dadeldhura. They were given land, but eventually most of them lost it to wealthy landowners. With the loss of their land, most of them moved back to the forest.


What Are Their Lives Like?

With the change in location and living arrangement, many Raute bands took on new names and intermarried with surrounding groups. In Jarjarkot there are Raute who have intermarried with the surrounding Kami and Damai castes. 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. Currently, the government is giving each Raute family member 1,000 NRs per month in addition to the land and homes that have also been government funded.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are no known Raute Christians. They practice a form of Animism.


What Are Their Needs?

There are few if any Christian believers among Nepal's Raute population. Who will go to them?


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for truth, leading them to the cross.
Pray for loving and dedicated Christian workers.
Pray for Raute disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Raute in Nepal.


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People Name General Raute
People Name in Country Raute
Alternate Names Raut; Rawat; रौते
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 2,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14526
ROP3 Code 108317
ROP25 Code 306965
ROP25 Name Raute
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Seti, Gheri, Rapti, and Karnali zones.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Mahakali
400
Seti
400
Mechi
100
Rapti
100
Bheri
70
Karnali
30
Gandaki
20
Bagmati
10
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Seti, Gheri, Rapti, and Karnali zones..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 8
  Mahakali 400
  Seti 400
  Mechi 100
  Rapti 100
  Bheri 70
  Karnali 30
  Gandaki 20
  Bagmati 10
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nepali (400 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Raute
400
Dotyali
100
Primary Language Nepali (400 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Raute 400
  Dotyali 100
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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