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Koiri (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Koiri (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
351,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 % Unknown   

Koiri (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Koiri people have always engaged in agriculture. Most people live in India, but smaller numbers are in Nepal and Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture. They have a good reputation as excellent farmers, and they have adopted modern farming methods resulting in great harvests. Some are now land owners.

What are their beliefs?
These Hindus believe they are the descendants of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahmin priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies.

What are their needs?
Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ. There is a need for sustained, focused prayer to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need for Jesus Christ, the giver of life.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord and will honor him with their lives. Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within Koiri people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for workers.

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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:351,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (154,000)Narayani (76,000)
Sagarmatha (51,000)Kosi (40,000)
Lumbini (18,000)Bagmati (3,700)
Bheri (1,900)Mechi (1,400)
Gandaki (500)Seti (100)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Koiri (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
DangiKhoira
KoeriKoir
KoiriKoiry
KuiriKushwaha
MauriyaMour
MuraoShilpakar
Shilpkarकोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112604
Joshua Project People ID: 17236
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 351,000
Population all Countries: 10,013,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (230,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (68,000)Awadhi (3,400)
Nepali (1,600)Hindi (1,400)
Magahi (1,000)Angika (1,000)
Bengali (200)Rangpuri (50)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.08 % 
Christianity0.29 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.60 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.04 % 
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: 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
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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