L1 users: 3,760 (2011 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 4,000.
Bheri zone: Banke, Bardiya, and Surkhet districts; Seti zone: Kailali district, lower Karnali river area; possibly Mahakali zone: Kanchanpur district.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rajhi.
Devanagari script [Deva].
The Raji were a nomadic group, but now settled. Sharma (1990) identifies Raji in India (perhaps Bodo Gadaba [gbj]) as a Munda language with borrowings from Tibeto-Burman and Indo-Aryan. Barh Bandale dialect is the most prestigious. May be the same as Rawat [jnl] in India. Traditional religion, Buddhist.