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Chhetri in Bhutan

Chhetri

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Chhetri in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
Hundreds of years ago the Chhetri people group was formed through the intermarriage of several people groups that had settled in the mountains of Nepal. Later the Chhetri became fierce warriors and conquered most of Nepal. The name Chhetri is based on a word for warrior. In 1768 one Chhetri family formed the royal family of Nepal.

Where are they located?
The Chhetri community is most numerous in Nepal, though some have migrated to Indian's northeastern states and Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
Chhetri people eat egg, fish, mutton, and rice. On the death of the father, the sons and unmarried daughters get the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

Cultivation, agricultural laboring and office work are their main occupations. While the younger Chhetris are educated, the older ones among them have a low literacy level so with them the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.

What are their beliefs?
Hinduism is their religion, but some Chhetri people also follow Buddhism. It is highly likely that Chhetri people in Bhutan have adopted some of the ways of their Tibetan Buddhist neighbors.

What are their needs?
The Chhetri people of Bhutan are a proud people who can easily fall into the trap of putting their hope and identity in the accomplishments of their ancestors. They need the humility to understand that Jesus is the only one who offers hope.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian believers will lead the Chhetri people to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead Chhetri people to salvation.
* Pray for them to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ in Nepal, India and Bhutan.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16589/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16589/NP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhetri
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Chhetri-People-of-Nepal/

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,200
Largest Provinces:
Western (2,900)Southern (700)
Eastern (600)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chhetri
People Name General: Chhetri
Alternate People Names:
ChheepiChhettri
Kshetriच्छेत्री
ROP3 Code: 111785
Joshua Project People ID: 16589
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,200
Population all Countries: 4,394,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Chhetri
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (4,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism20.83 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism79.17 % 
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: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Chhetri in Bhutan

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