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Baramu in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.25 % Unknown   

Baramu in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Barhamu people live in Nepal, a nation that is hidden in the Himalayan Mountains. Tibetan Buddhism has come to them from the north, and Hinduism came to them from the south. This shows that no place is too remote for new ideas to take root. Nepal didn't open up to the outside world until 1950, and medical missionaries came at that time. They were not allowed to share the gospel, but their lives were a testimony of how the Holy Spirit could transform people. Today, there is a growing church in Nepal affecting many unreached people groups. Unfortunately, the church has not yet affected the Barhamu people.

Where are they located?
All of the Barhamu people live in the mountains of central Nepal. They are found mostly in the Gorkha and Tanahun districts.

What are their lives like?
The Barhamu people have wedding processions where people join them as they noisily go from the groom's house to the home of the bride for the ceremony. They bring bread and fish, but also a rooster to slaughter for the wedding feast.

What are their beliefs?
Even though they are forced to call themselves Hindus, they are essentially animists who worship the sun, the moon and the land.

What are their needs?
The Barhamu people do not yet have a Bible translated into their language. Their homes need running drinkable water.

Prayer Points
Pray that God would raise up His people who will take the gospel of Christ to the Barhamu people of Nepal.
Pray that soon there will be a Christ-ward movement among them that will transform their communities.
Pray that this people group, so precious to the Lord, will turn from worshipping created things to worshipping the only creator, and His son, Jesus Christ.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-05
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:9,000
Largest Provinces:
Gandaki (7,800)Bagmati (700)
Kosi (200)Lumbini (100)
Narayani (100)Sagarmatha (70)
Bheri (20)
Location in Country:Takhu village in North Gorkha District of Gandaki Zone.
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baramu
People Name General: Baramu
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101059
Joshua Project People ID: 10687
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,000
Population all Countries: 9,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Baramu
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (7,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Baram (600)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.76 % 
Christianity0.25 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.80 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.19 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nepali
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Nepali
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Baramu in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Baramu Nepal    
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