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Khatwa in Nepal

Khatwa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
99,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 % Unknown   

Khatwa in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Khatwa language is Maithili. They are a rural people.

What are their lives like?
Khatwa people in Nepal are mostly agricultural laborers. Most are not vegetarians and they eat maize, rice and wheat. Family leaders arrange their marriages. They have monogamous marriages meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. They do not allow for divorce, but the bereaved may marry again. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son taking charge of the home.

What are their beliefs?
Khatwa 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. 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?
Although the New Testament, Bible portions, audio, and the JESUS Film exist in the Maithiali language of this people group, they remain unreached with the gospel. Who will tell them?

Prayer Points
Pray the Lord will give Khatwa families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ from broken-hearted disciples for whom we are also praying. Pray for the Khatwa people to be delivered from their fear of "Christianity" and to begin their own Disciple Making Movement based on the person of Christ.

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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:99,000
Largest Provinces:
Sagarmatha (50,000)Janakpur (39,000)
Kosi (8,000)Narayani (1,200)
Bheri (200)Bagmati (200)
Mechi (100)Lumbini (90)
Gandaki (20)
Location in Country:Narayani, Janakpur, and Koshi zones.
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khatwa
People Name General: Khatwa
Alternate People Names:
KatuaKatwa
KhatbeKhatwe
ख़टवा
ROP3 Code: 112541
Joshua Project People ID: 17185
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 99,000
Population all Countries: 371,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Khatwa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (97,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (2,200)Bhojpuri (1,300)
Magahi (1,300)Angika (300)
Awadhi (200)Bantawa (30)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.54 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.63 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.06 % 
Unknown0.68 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
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
 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
 
 
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Khatwa in Nepal

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