People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Kalwar (Hindu traditions)

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal map

Flash Map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
123,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % Unknown   

Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
Pray for God's kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Kalwar people in Nepal. Pray for a movement of Hindu Kalwar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ. Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Hindu Kalwar people.

Where are they located?
Most of the Hindu Kalwars live in India's northern states, but some live in Nepal. A smaller number are in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Although some of the Kalwars still are in the liquor business, most have taken jobs in agriculture, business, the military, government service, medicine, accounting, education, and engineering. The Kalwar speak the primary languages of the locations where they live including Hindi, Bengali, Maithili, and Nepali.

What are their beliefs?
Though there are some Muslims among them, most Kalwar people in Nepal practice Hinduism. Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Kalwars in Nepal visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Kalwar people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
The Hindu Kalwar people in Nepal need to have the chance to experience life to the full, which can only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Hindu Kalwar people in Nepal.
* Pray for a movement of Hindu Kalwar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Hindu Kalwar people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Hindu Kalwar people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17061/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17061/IN
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/kalwar/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalwar_(caste)

View Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
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:123,000
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (54,000)Janakpur (36,000)
Lumbini (8,900)Sagarmatha (8,300)
Bagmati (6,500)Kosi (4,400)
Bheri (1,300)Mechi (1,000)
Gandaki (1,000)Seti (200)
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Kalwar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kalwar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KalaiKalal
KalanKalar
KalariKaleri
KalladiKallar
KalolKalya
KonwarSehare
SehoreSudhi
कलवार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112399
Joshua Project People ID: 17061
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 123,000
Population all Countries: 3,947,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kalwar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Maithili (74,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (41,000)Awadhi (4,800)
Hindi (3,900)Nepali (2,300)
Angika (500)Magahi (200)
Bengali (200)Bantawa (200)
Dotyali (40)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.19 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.81 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.01 % 
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
1986-2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Maithili)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Kalwar (Hindu traditions) Nepal    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Maithili  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=17061&rog3=NP