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Kurmi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Kurmi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
217,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Kurmi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Summary
The Kurmi are believed to be descendants of some of the earliest Aryan immigrants to India and come from the Kshatriyas (warrior caste) who became farmers. Kurmi are known in India as the chief agricultural caste. Modern Kurmi are relatively prosperous and educated. Their lifestyle is associated with farming and trading. Due to their agricultural link, the Kurmi are viewed as one of the 'backward' or lower castes. Some Kurmi have formed a national movement in the northern and eastern Indian regions for advocacy purposes. The Kurmi are Hindu, and worship Ram, Shankar, Hanuman, Vishnu, Niranjan, Nagdeo, and other dieties. Girls among the Kurmi receive education up to the primary level while boys are encouraged to study further.

Ministry Obstacles
Much spiritual darkness and opposition to the Gospel is found throughout South Asia. Only the Lord can bring light to the darkness.

Outreach Ideas
The overall population of Kurmi is very large. Pray there will be many interactions with true believers everywhere they live who will obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share Christ with them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few Kurmi in Nepal have reported themselves as Christians to the census. Pray these people will honor the Lord by how they live their lives, and will be a shining testimony to others in their community.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray that those in the Kurmi community who are unable to care for themselves adequately will find help in their villages and in their community.

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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:217,000
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (110,000)Lumbini (55,000)
Janakpur (30,000)Bheri (11,000)
Sagarmatha (3,500)Kosi (2,500)
Mechi (1,500)Bagmati (1,200)
Seti (500)Gandaki (300)
Total Provinces on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AwadhiaGangwar
GowdKapu
KatiyarKorma
KunbiKurma
MahtoPatanwar
PatchwarPatel
PatidarSachan
कुर्मी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112717
Joshua Project People ID: 17334
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 217,000
Population all Countries: 19,450,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kurmi
People Name General: Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bhojpuri (97,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bho    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (82,000)Awadhi (47,000)
Hindi (2,100)Magahi (800)
Nepali (500)Angika (300)
Bagheli (300)Dotyali (200)
Rangpuri (200)Kurux: Kisan (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 13
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
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
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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