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Chidimar in Nepal

Chidimar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,300 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Chidimar in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Chidimar (meaning bird hunter) is a suitable name considering they once earned their living from killing birds and/or selling them. They are an extremely small people group in India; the majority live further north in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
They live in harsh poverty, most people being unable to purchase new clothes for their children. Because of their poverty, many Chidimars sew, weave, drive rickshaws (small motorcycle taxis), and do masonry work. Young students value their education at primary schools, because it can give them an opportunity to earn more money. Education is important to the Chidimars, because they believe that it will ultimately diminish their poverty and raise the standard of living.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindus, and believe in a cycle of life, death and reincarnation. If one builds up enough good karma in this life, they get reincarnated to a higher caste in the next life cycle.

What are their needs?
Because their biggest humanitarian crisis is poverty, setting up healthcare facilities and training the Chidimars to treat their own illnesses is a great starting point. Missionaries could also teach them new job skills that will help them thrive in the 21st century.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will protect the Chidimar people from other caste groups trying to overpower them and destroy their history and culture. Pray that God starts a revival among the Chidimar people, uniting them with one goal, to know Christ, live Christ, and preach Christ to the unreached. Pray for workers to go to the Chidimar people in Nepal and India. Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Chidimar people this decade.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:34 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,300
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (2,700)Bheri (1,200)
Lumbini (200)Rapti (100)
Gandaki (60)Bagmati (30)
Janakpur (10)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chidimar
People Name General: Chidimar
Alternate People Names:
Chidmarचिड़ीमार
ROP3 Code: 111749
Joshua Project People ID: 16558
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,300
Population all Countries: 4,800
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Chidimar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bhojpuri (2,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bho    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (1,700)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.01 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.95 % 
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: 1911-1982
New Testament:
1998-2006Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bhojpuri
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGospel website in this language
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GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Chidimar in Nepal

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