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Gharti in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
136,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % Unknown   

Gharti in Nepal

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The Gharti, (or Bhujel) are considered an offshoot of the Indian Chettri who, due to poverty, served royal families and nobles as bonded laborers, palanquin-bearers (an enclosed litter), and water-carriers. Traditionally, the men were palanquin-bearers and the women water-carriers, but today most labor on farms. Vermilion and a bead necklace are the symbols of married women. The services of a Brahmin are sought for performing birth, marriage and death rituals. They worship deities such as Kali, Lakshmi and Kanchyaga.

Ministry Obstacles
Nepal does not provide a welcome to Christian missionaries.

Outreach Ideas
A number of Gharti have reported themselves as Christians to the census in India and Nepal. Please pray these Christians will become firmly grounded as believers, able to carry to carry the Gospel effectively to their entire community in Nepal and India.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray for Gharti Christians to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, as well as in numbers.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Gharti people in Nepal and India will be given a growing desire to know the creator God, the one who transcends his creation yet offers to be a friend of those who will come to him through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus
I say to the LORD, You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:136,000
Largest Provinces:
Gandaki (32,000)Bagmati (20,000)
Kosi (18,000)Janakpur (17,000)
Sagarmatha (14,000)Mechi (11,000)
Lumbini (9,800)Narayani (7,500)
Rapti (1,900)Dhaulagiri (1,800)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gharti
People Name General: Gharti
Alternate People Names:
KhawasWestern Chepang
ROP3 Code: 103332
Joshua Project People ID: 11879
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 136,000
Population all Countries: 161,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gharti
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (99,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhujel (16,000)Bantawa (1,100)
Maithili (500)Thulung (500)
Bhojpuri (400)Chamling (200)
Khaling (200)Dotyali (100)
Raute (40)
Total Languages: 10
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.38 % 
Christianity1.07 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.23 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.32 % 
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 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
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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Gharti in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Gharti Nepal    
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            Gharti in Nepal          
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