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Nai (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Nai (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
114,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 % Unknown   

Nai (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Two young women stand apart from the crowd at the outdoor market. "Did you hear that the prince's wife is pregnant? My brother heard it when he was giving one of the prince's servants a haircut." "No wonder she's been looking a little chubby lately." The women snicker.

The women are Nai people living in Nepal, and they are noted for their gossip. The Nai are considered to be one of the lower castes, but nevertheless, they are needed by the higher castes. Many of the Nai men are barbers, and sometimes they also perform minor surgeries. The Nai are needed to prepare men for weddings, funerals, and other occasions that require them to have shaved heads. The women often serve the higher castes as midwives. In the past, Nai barbers worked from huts alongside the roads where travelers could stop for a quick trim. Today, many of them have opened small shops in the cities where they can earn up to three times as much as the barbers along the outlying roads. Though most are Hindu, some of the Nai people are Muslims.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Nai people in the cities and villages will hear the gospel, believe, and spread the word to their friends, neighbors, and even their customers.
* Pray for a great spiritual awakening among the Nai people in Nepal.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-14
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:25 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:114,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (28,000)Narayani (26,000)
Sagarmatha (19,000)Lumbini (16,000)
Kosi (10,000)Bheri (4,900)
Bagmati (4,600)Mechi (2,900)
Gandaki (800)Seti (600)
Total Provinces on file:13
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nai (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Nai (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113203
Joshua Project People ID: 17745
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 114,000
Population all Countries: 11,920,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Nai (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Maithili (72,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (27,000)Awadhi (11,000)
Nepali (4,000)Hindi (2,300)
Angika (600)Magahi (500)
Dotyali (200)Kumaoni (100)
Marwari (80)Bantawa (60)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.08 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.87 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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