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Nat (Hindu traditions) in India

Nat (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
450,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Nat (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Nat people prefer to be known as Raj Nat as they claim to have Rajput origins and originate from Rajasthan. They are also called Bhanmati, meaning "something amazing." Nat are classed as a scheduled caste, except in Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

Where are they located?
Nat people live in Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarth.

What are their lives like?
The Nat of India are professional dancers, singers and acrobats by tradition.

The low caste position of the Nat means they are denied many benefits except when the government provides them. Their work and semi nomadic lifestyle has caused them to be impoverished.

What are their beliefs?
Nat people are predominantly Hindu. There are many forms of Hinduism with its own deities and beliefs.

What are their needs?
Nat people are no longer considered unreached; however few are known as Christians or evangelicals. They have little if any history of Christianity. Gujarat, Chhattisgarth, and Himachal Pradesh enforce anti-conversion laws which hinder outreach to Nat people with available biblical resources.

They suffer many forms of poverty due to their semi nomadic lifestyle. They need help in getting their medical, educational and vocational needs met.

Prayer Points
* Pray urgently for the Lord to thrust out workers to bring His Word to the Nat people.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to equip, empower, protect, and guide these laborers to bear fruit that will last: rapidly multiplying disciples and household churches that lead to a church planting movement (CPM).
* Ask the Holy Spirit to raise up harvesters from within the CPM that will be sent out to other unreached people groups until there is no place left in India where Christ is not preached, known, loved, and worshiped.
* Pray that the problems Nat experience will lead them to Jesus Christ.

References
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/nat/

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-28
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:450,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (212,000)Madhya Pradesh (91,000)
Rajasthan (49,000)Bihar (43,000)
Karnataka (11,000)Haryana (8,400)
Delhi (6,700)West Bengal (5,700)
Maharashtra (4,600)Chhattisgarh (4,200)
Total States on file:22
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nat (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Nat (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BajaniaBajania Nat
BajigarBalija
BazigarBhanmati
BhanumatiGulgulia
KalavanthuluKalbelia
KanphataKanphatia
KarnatKutchwandh
NatNatada
ROP3 Code: 113224
Joshua Project People ID: 17763
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 450,000
Population all Countries: 468,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajasthan
People Name General: Nat (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (328,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (27,000)Kanauji (9,000)
Marwari (8,900)Kannada (8,700)
Awadhi (7,500)Dhundari (6,900)
Bengali (6,200)Malvi (5,600)
Magahi (4,900)Tamil (3,500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 39
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.96 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 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 RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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