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Chidimar in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,100 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
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,100
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (3,200)Bheri (1,400)
Lumbini (200)Rapti (100)
Gandaki (70)Bagmati (30)
Janakpur (20)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chidimar
People Name General: Chidimar
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111749
Joshua Project People ID: 16558
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,100
Population all Countries: 5,700
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
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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:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
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Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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Chidimar in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Chidimar Nepal    
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            Chidimar in Nepal          
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      Hinduism     Bhojpuri  
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