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Gharti in Nepal

Gharti

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
115,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % Unknown   

Gharti in Nepal

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Summary
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.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:115,000
Largest Provinces:
Gandaki (27,000)Bagmati (17,000)
Kosi (15,000)Janakpur (15,000)
Sagarmatha (12,000)Mechi (9,800)
Lumbini (8,400)Narayani (6,500)
Rapti (1,600)Dhaulagiri (1,600)
Total Provinces on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gharti
People Name General: Gharti
Alternate People Names:
BhujelGharati
KhawasWestern Chepang
घार्ती
ROP3 Code: 103332
Joshua Project People ID: 11879
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 115,000
Population all Countries: 137,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Gharti
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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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:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
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 / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Gharti in Nepal

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