Rathawa in Pakistan


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

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Introduction

The Hindu Rathawa people have some unusual practices regarding where they build their homes. They won’t build homes near a tamarind tree since they think these are haunted by spirits. Instead, they like their settlements to be near a grove of palm trees. Their houses usually have no windows, and they build their houses on elevated ground to prevent flooding.


Ministry Obstacles

God's Word is not available in the Rathawi language. No other gospel resources, such as recordings, radio programs, or tracts are available in their language. God's Word in Rathawi will someday make a big impact on the community, but that day has not yet come.


Outreach Ideas

Rathawas are generally friendly with outsiders. Their way of honoring guests is by serving them food in their kitchen. This would be a great time for believers to tell stories of Jesus!


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for Rathawa believers to be filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit so they can live victorious lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for workers to go to the Rathawa people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior. Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others until the gospel is well established in their communities in both India and Pakistan.


Scripture Prayers for the Rathawa in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Rathawa
People Name in Country Rathawa
World Population 655,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Rathawa Koli; Rathvi; Rathwa; रठवा
People ID 17947
ROP3 Code 113435
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh 5,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (4,300 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
800
Koli, Wadiyari
100
Primary Language Sindhi (4,300 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 800
  Koli, Wadiyari 100
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Suyash Dwivedi  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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