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Nai (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Nai (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,800 Saraiki Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Nai (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
Of the five major castes in India (Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra and Harijans), the Nai are a sub-caste of the Shudra. The Shudra are just above the Harijan or the Untouchable caste. They have low status, mainly because they have been polluted by "dead" materials, namely hair. The same goes for those who deal with hides and meat.

Where are they located?
There are Nai communities in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The greatest number by far live in India.

What are their lives like?
The Nai are associated with the barber profession. As they did traditionally, the Nai groom clients, such as cutting hair and nails and provide minor medical services like extracting teeth and setting sprains right. They also perform duties in connection with marriage, matchmaking and celebrations. Nai women, called 'Naun ', are hairdressers, henna artists and midwives. A large-scale occupational change is taking place with many Nai taking up other trades and professions in modern India.

The diet of the Nai usually consists of wheat, rice, lentil, maize and some seasonal fruit. For those eating meat the occasional fish, mutton or chicken and eggs are part of the menu.

The literacy rate of the Nai is low. Many leave school due to poverty or from a lack of schools or colleges nearby.

The traditional extended family is still common among the Hindu Nai people in Pakistan. Sons inherit equal shares in the family property and the eldest succeeds as head of the family.

What are their beliefs?
The Nai are Hindus, even those in Muslim Pakistan. They give special prominence to their regional deities. The Nai believe in evil spirits who, along with local deities, cause trouble and diseases. Community exorcists-cum-witch doctors are common in their communities.

What are their needs?
The Nai need to advance economically. They need increased access to education, particularly for females. They also need accessible medical facilities.

Prayer Points
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Nai people in Pakistan.
* Pray for a movement of Hindu Nai households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive Hindu Nai people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Nai people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17745/PK
http://goo.gl/rtQte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nai_%28caste%29
http://peoplegroupsindia.is2c.com/node/332
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2012/08/15
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2009/08/22

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,800
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (4,000)Punjab (3,800)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Nai (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Nai (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AduthonAmbattan
AmrewalArayavati
AryavathiAwadhi
AwadhiaAwari
BammeruBanbiro
BanvaruBhajanthri
BhandariBhandary
DeshabhandariDhanwal
ROP3 Code: 113203
Joshua Project People ID: 17745
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,800
Population all Countries: 12,004,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Nai
People Name General: Nai (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Saraiki (51,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): skr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (3,100)Punjabi, Western (200)
Marwari (60)Kacchi (20)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
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: 1898-2009
New Testament: None Reported
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Saraiki
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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