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Bote-Majhi in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 % Unknown No No   

Bote-Majhi in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Bote tribes such as the Majhi have lived in Nepal for centuries.

Where are they located?
The Bote-Majhi speakers live in central Nepal.

What are their lives like?
Today, Nepal is trying to preserve the environment in lands where the Bote peoples have hunted and fished for centuries. This situation has made it impossible for them to provide for themselves. The Nepali government is in the process of trying to get Bote people involved with conservation efforts and eco-tourism so they can earn a living. However, such jobs will not provide for everyone who needs one. People who speak Bote languages like Majhi are in the process of switching to Nepali.

What are their beliefs?
More than 99 percent of the Bote-Majhi people of Nepal are Hindus. Less than one percent of them have put their faith in Jesus Christ.

What are their needs?
The Bote-Majhi speakers need to be able to find new livelihoods as the outside world is closing in on their traditional way of life.

Prayer Points
Pray for believers to train these people in new marketable skills that will help them adjust to their new circumstances.
Pray for spiritual openness among all Bote peoples in Nepal.
Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-08-25
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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:13,000
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (4,300)Narayani (3,700)
Gandaki (2,000)Mechi (700)
Janakpur (500)Rapti (500)
Mahakali (300)Sagarmatha (200)
Seti (200)Dhaulagiri (200)
Location in Country:Chitawan District of Narayani Zone. Near Kumhali.
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People Name in Country: Bote-Majhi
People Name General: Bote-Majhi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111686
Joshua Project People ID: 16514
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 13,000
Population all Countries: 13,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bote-Majhi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bote (7,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bmj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (3,800)Dotyali (20)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.24 % 
Christianity0.87 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.89 % 
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
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Bote-Majhi in Nepal

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    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Bote-Majhi Nepal    
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