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Ahar in Nepal

Ahar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ahar in Nepal

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Summary
Ahar is a sub-caste of the dominant shudra caste in India. Ahar are usually the people who own most of the land in the areas where they live. Ahar don't take up menial work as a profession and are thus ranked above the other shudras in the ritual caste hierarchy. Marriage of people in this community is restricted to other shudra subcastes. Ahar consider themselves to be Brahmin but real Brahmins do not like to mingle with them. They are Hindu by faith and worship Narsingdeo, their family deity and Ganwat, their village deity.

Ministry Obstacles
High caste communities may feel less need for a Savior than others do. Jesus said it is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Outreach Ideas
Indian Christians from high caste backgrounds may find it easiest to build relationships with the Ahar community. Prayer will be needed to prepare hearts.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be absolutely no one within the Ahar community who knows Christ as Savior, at the present time. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray for Scripture materials in both printed and recorded form, as well as for other materials to help them become firmly established in the faith.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Ahar caste will not be satisfied with their own righteousness. Pray they will deeply experience their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life. Pray for hungry hearts to know Christ.

Scripture Focus
"That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else." 1 Kings 8:60

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,000
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (1,100)Mahakali (400)
Bheri (300)Bagmati (100)
Seti (60)Rapti (40)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ahar
People Name General: Ahar
Alternate People Names:
आहार
ROP3 Code: 111289
Joshua Project People ID: 16184
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,000
Population all Countries: 1,487,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Ahar
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Awadhi (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awa    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kumaoni (400)Bhojpuri (200)
Maithili (60)Nepali (40)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1820-1911
New Testament:
1996Audio
Complete Bible: 2000-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoNew Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
 
 
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