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Thakuria in Nepal



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Thakuria in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Thakuria get their name from the Sanskrit term thakkura which means 'idol or deity '. It is a general honorific title used by nobles. The Thakuria are a smaller community found in districts of south-central Nepal and mainly Bihar, India. It is said among the Thakuria that they are the ancestors of the great emperor Aurangzeb's army of the 1600s. They claim to be descendents of the Rajput people of Rajasthan.

What are their lives like?
The Thakuria have traditionally been landowners and have been known to manage property. They are 100% Muslim and hold to the traditions of the Sunni sect. They speak mainly Nepali in Nepal and Urdu in India. They practice the chhatti birth ceremony on the sixth day of the child and shadi marriage rituals. They eat meat and wheat is a staple grain for them.

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Pray for the Thakuria people, that their honorific name could be respected one day as warriors for the Lord who created their culture and died for each and everyone one of the Thakuria of Nepal and India.

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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:2,900
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (1,800)Bheri (900)
Bagmati (90)Gandaki (50)
Seti (30)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Thakuria
People Name General: Thakuria
Alternate People Names:
Thakraiठाकूरिया
ROP3 Code: 113470
Joshua Project People ID: 17980
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,900
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Thakuria
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Bhojpuri (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bho    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (600)Nepali (400)
Awadhi (100)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1911-1982
New Testament:
1998-2007Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
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GeneralZume Resources
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Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bhojpuri
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