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Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Kanjar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,400 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Kanjar people of Nepal were labeled a "criminal tribe" during colonial rule, branded as such by their South Asian countrymen, and today they have been called the "most despicable" of all the people. Kanjars earned this poor reputation among their peers by prostituting their women and engaging in a variety of other illegal and illicit activities.

What are their lives like?
Today the Kanjar people have low status and they have few opportunities to rise above their past.

What are their beliefs?
They also invoke the powers of a "protector-exorcist" known as Syaanaa to keep evil spirits at bay, and regularly pay homage to their ancestors through prayer and the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The Kanjar people in Nepal practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Specifically, the Kanjar people of Nepal worship Bhavani and the goddess Prabha. They 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.

What are their needs?
The Bible, audio, and visual resources exist in the language of the Kanjar people, however, they have not been exposed to them, and therefore remain unreached. Who will tell them?

Prayer Points
Pray that Kanjar people would be softened to Jesus Christ and begin to seek out the Savior honored by other people in Nepal. Pray for Holy Spirit anointed workers to go to the Kanjar people of Nepal. Pray for Kanjar families to turn to Christ together, be discipled, and share their eternal life knowledge with others in their community.

References
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanjar
https://scroll.in/article/817821/the-language-curse-how-proud-community-names-have-been-reduced-to-insults
https://www.ibtimes.com/swiss-gang-rape-victim-who-are-kanjara-tribe-india-1134063

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,400
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (1,000)Kosi (900)
Bheri (500)Mechi (400)
Mahakali (200)Sagarmatha (200)
Narayani (100)Bagmati (20)
Dhaulagiri (20)Gandaki (20)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BaidBhain
ChharaGehar Kanjar
GhiaraGiarah
KachhandaKanchan
KanjarKanjarbhat
KanjariKanjhar
KanjiaKanjir
KanjirbhatKanmaliya
ROP3 Code: 112420
Joshua Project People ID: 17081
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,400
Population all Countries: 255,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (1,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (700)Awadhi (700)
Nepali (200)Kumaoni (200)
Hindi (30)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
1986-2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Maithili
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Maithili
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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