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Ahar in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,300 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ahar in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Ahar people consider themselves to be Brahmin, but real Brahmins do not like to mingle with them. Others consider them to be shudras, a low-status servant caste. Whatever their status they have in human terms, they are equal to all others in the eyes of the living God.
Most Ahar people live in India, but there is a small number of them in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
Ahar are usually the people who own most of the land in the areas where they live. Ahar don't take up menial work as a vocation and are thus ranked above the other working castes in the ritual caste hierarchy.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindu by faith and worship Narsingdeo, their family deity and Ganwat, their village deity.

What are their needs?
Ahar leaders feel no need for a savior. They need the eyes of their hearts to be opened to the glories of the risen Lord.

Prayer Points
Pray the Lord will give Ahar families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ. Prayer will be needed to prepare hearts.
Pray Ahar people will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Pray they will deeply experience their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life.
Pray for Scripture materials in both printed and recorded form, as well as for other materials to help them become firmly established in the faith.
Pray the Ahar caste will not be satisfied with their own righteousness.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,300
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (1,300)Mahakali (400)
Bheri (300)Bagmati (100)
Seti (70)Rapti (40)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ahar
People Name General: Ahar
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111289
Joshua Project People ID: 16184
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,300
Population all Countries: 1,722,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Ahar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Awadhi (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awa    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kumaoni (400)Bhojpuri (200)
Maithili (60)Nepali (40)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1820-1911
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2000-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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 RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Awadhi
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Ahar in Nepal

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    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Ahar Nepal    
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