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Kandu in Nepal

Kandu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
120,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 % Unknown   

Kandu in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Kandu (or Halwai) people are traditionally a business community that dry roasts grain for the other people groups. Through the years they spread out all over South Asia including Nepal.

Where are they located?
The Kandu people in Nepal live in the southeastern part of the country. Some have migrated to Nepal's cities. Other members of the Kandu community live in India or Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Modern Kandu people have left their old profession of parching grain and now work as merchants, moneylenders, shopkeepers, and dealers in grain and spices. They are strictly vegetarian and they do not consume alcoholic drinks. A regional council, known as the Vaisya Abha, looks after the welfare of their communities. The Kandu people tend to live in extended families. They marry primarily within their own clans although they do not forbid marriage outside their group. The Kandu people speak many languages but in Nepal their main languages are Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri.

What are their beliefs?
Almost all of the Kandu people of Nepal are Hindus. Hindus worship many deities, but their practices are diverse. In general, Hindus are pragmatic in their spiritual beliefs, offering worship to gods in exchange for benefits rather than out of love or devotion. The Kandu people revere the written Hindu Vedas and the Upanishads. They celebrate traditional Hindu holy days along with other Hindu people groups.

What are their needs?
The Kandu people in Nepal are considered a backward or economically and socially disadvantaged caste. Most live in small to medium size villages without modern conveniences. Christian businesses persons, medical personnel and educators could build relationships and make a difference among them both economically and spiritually.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord would build up the few known Kandu believers and use them to begin a disciple making movement among this unreached people group.
* Pray the Holy Spirit would create a spiritual hunger for the Bible and spiritual literature among the Kandu people in Nepal.
* Pray the Lord would grant wisdom, safety and endurance to the Christian workers who are now sharing the gospel with the Kandu people of India.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17080/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17080/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandu
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=49134

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:120,000
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (94,000)Janakpur (17,000)
Bheri (3,200)Sagarmatha (3,100)
Lumbini (1,500)Bagmati (1,200)
Mechi (400)Gandaki (100)
Kosi (100)Seti (80)
Total Provinces on file:13
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kandu
People Name General: Kandu
Alternate People Names:
HalwaiKadu
Kanuकंदू
ROP3 Code: 112418
Joshua Project People ID: 17080
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 120,000
Population all Countries: 2,526,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Kandu
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bhojpuri (70,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bho    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (52,000)Awadhi (4,300)
Nepali (1,200)Hindi (600)
Magahi (60)Angika (30)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.06 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.88 % 
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
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Bible Portions: 1911-1982
New Testament:
1998-2006Audio
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 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)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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