Ravulo in India

The Ravulo have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Ravulo traditionally are priests. The Ravulo people in Odisha speak, read and write in Oriya. In Andhra Pradesh, as well as Oriya, they can speak, read and write in Telugu


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as priests and in cultivation. The Ravulo people have a council to look after their interests and they value education. They prefer marriages between cousins and they allow for divorce. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ravulo people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ravulo community needs the opportunity to allow Jesus Christ to give them life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a disciple making movement. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Ravulo in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ravulo
People Name in Country Ravulo
Population this Country 29,000
Population all Countries 29,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Raolo; Raula; Raulo; Ravulu; Rowlo; Sipiti; राउलो
People ID 17988
ROP3 Code 113478
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Odisha
28,000
Andhra Pradesh
300
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Odisha 28,000
  Andhra Pradesh 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (24,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Telugu
600
Primary Language Odia (24,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 600
People Groups Speaking Odia
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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. Read more