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Kalal (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Kalal (Hindu traditions)

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Kalal (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Kalal people have traditionally been involved in the production and distribution of liquor. Their name comes from the Sanskrit word for "liquor distillers." Since many Hindus look down on the use of alcohol, the Kalal began in the last century to adopt other professions like agriculture, the military, government service and law. The Kalal speak the languages of the regions where they live.

Where are they located?
They live mainly in India's southern states, but some live in Nepal or Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
The Kala are endogamous, that is, they marry within their community. Adult marriages and monogamy are the general practice. Families arrange most marriages in a ceremony with a Brahmin present. Most newly married couples live with or near the husband's family.

Though they are Hindus, the Kalals eat meat but not beef or pork. Their main staple is rice along with fruit, vegetables and dairy products. Alcoholism is a problem among the Kalal people.

The Kalal encourage their children to pursue higher education and become professionals.

What are their beliefs?
The Kalal worship Vishnu, the preserver god, in his incarnations of Rama and Krishna. The Kalal cremate their dead and the ashes are placed in a sacred river like the Ganges.

A Kalal priest leads worship, practices traditional medicine and prays to protect his people from evil spirits. The Kalal celebrate the Hindu festivals like the birthday of Rama. Holi is the spring festival of colors. Kalal worship Durga, a form of Kali, during the nine holy days of Navratri.

What are their needs?
The Kalal people need to put their hope and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ, the only one who can give them dignity in this life, and salvation in the life to come.

Prayer Points
Pray for workers to go to the Kalal people in Nepal as well as those in India.
Pray for their hearts to be open and willing to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the gospel to penetrate the hearts of Kalal family and community leaders, who can in turn open the door for their entire people group to follow the Lord.
Pray for Kalal disciples to make disciples who will make more disciples.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17204/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalwar_(caste)

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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:1,000
Largest Provinces:
Sagarmatha (700)Janakpur (200)
Bagmati (70)Lumbini (40)
Kosi (20)Mechi (10)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kalal (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kalal (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AhlajiaAluwala
AluwariAray
Arya KatagaruAsili
ChaukseChaulise
DadsenaEdiga Balija
GamallaGavara
GoudaHindu Kasai
IdigaIndra
ROP3 Code: 112570
Joshua Project People ID: 17204
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 2,596,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kalal (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (100)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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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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
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