Rayeen/Arain
Regions with significant populations
India, Nepal and Pakistan
Languages
• Urdu
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Arain

The Rayeen or Raeen is a Sunni Muslim community. They are big and small level farmers mainly in Nainital, Rampur, Bareilly and Pilibheet region[1][2] of Western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India. They are associated with the Arain community of Punjab.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ The Arain Diaspora in the Rohilkhand region of India: A historical perspective: General History of Arain tribe of Punjab & Sindh with sociocultural background of the diaspora in Rohilkhand, India. (2017). (n.p.): Rehan Asad .
  2. ^ Minorities and the State: Changing Social and Political Landscape of Bengal edited by Abhijit Dasgupta, Masahiko Togawa, Abul Barkat pg.37
  3. ^ Communities, segments, synonyms, surnames and titles by Kumar Suresh Singh pg.60
  4. ^ Muslims by S. H. M. Rizvi, Shibani Roy, B. B. Dutta pg.111