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Tharu unspecified in Nepal

Tharu unspecified

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,753,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 3.41 % Unknown   

Tharu unspecified in Nepal

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The Tharu have lived quiet, simple lives for four centuries. They are a gentle people. They make almost everything they use themselves, with a touch of art in everything. They have their own gods and follow a Bharra (shaman). Besides the Bharra, who treats their diseases, the village headman, bhalamansa, and the Desi-Mahajan - an Indian moneylender - are important people within the village. They are becoming more aware of outside issues and fireside chat in the evenings is becoming more outward focused, reflecting changes in their culture.

Ministry Obstacles
The Tharu speak several languages, and are spread over a wide area of Nepal.

Outreach Ideas
Ask the Lord to raise up and send out a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses from among the Tharu people. The Lord is rapidly building his church in Nepal.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few Christians among the Tharu community. Pray they will become true disciples, moving beyond mere cultural identification with Christ. Pray for the gift of conviction of sin, and for zealous hearts to really know and follow Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the gentle Tharu people to be protected from those who would take advantage of them. Pray they will be able to care adequately for their families.

Scripture Focus
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-23
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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:1,753,000
Largest Provinces:
Seti (329,000)Bheri (316,000)
Lumbini (258,000)Narayani (217,000)
Rapti (168,000)Kosi (156,000)
Sagarmatha (128,000)Mahakali (118,000)
Janakpur (37,000)Bagmati (27,000)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tharu unspecified
People Name General: Tharu
Alternate People Names:
KathoriyaKathoriya Tharu
Tharu Ranaथारू
ROP3 Code: 110011
Joshua Project People ID: 15464
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,753,000
Population all Countries: 2,285,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Tharu
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tharu, Dangaura (790,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): thl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tharu, Kathariya (706,000)Nepali (162,000)
Tharu, Central (32,000)Bhojpuri (25,000)
Maithili (20,000)Dotyali (2,000)
Sonha (600)Rawat (500)
Hindi (300)Bantawa (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.72 % 
Christianity3.41 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.67 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.20 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2010
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tharu, Dangaura
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Tharu, Dangaura
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Tharu unspecified in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Tharu Nepal    
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            Tharu unspecified in Nepal          
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      Hinduism     Tharu, Dangaura  
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