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Thakuri in Nepal

Thakuri

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
398,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 % Unknown   

Thakuri in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Though the centuries the Thakuri people have held high status both in Nepal and in India. There were Thakuri kings in Nepal as early as the 600s.

Though opinions differ, people have associated the Thakuris with Rajputs and Chhetris, both forward caste groups in the Hindu hierarchy. In order to preserve their wealth and power, they married near cousins for centuries.

Where are they located?
Most Thakuri people live in western Nepal and India's northeastern states. There are some scattered Thakuris in other parts of India as well.

What are their lives like?
Today many Thakuris are landlords who control the agricultural means of production. Those who live at lower elevations make a subsistence living. Speaking to other Thakuris, one blogger said that they need to adapt to today's world by working harder. He regards his people as lazy, prone to anger, and willing to spend their fast-depleting wealth on parties. Perhaps he is not giving his people enough credit; the Thakuris still hold many high positions even when they migrate to other parts of the world like England.

What are their beliefs?
The Thakuris are almost entirely Hindu. They trust in spiritual powers and spirit beings. Rituals are important to high caste Hindus. To them following caste obligations and customs is the best way to live a spiritually-fulfilling life.

What are their needs?
Like other Hindus, the Thakuri need to find their way to the only Spirit Being who is both loving and sovereign over all. Someone needs to show these high caste Hindus the way to the cross.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Nepali believers to be energized in their efforts to reach all the people groups of Nepal, including the Thakuris, with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the Thakuri people to be ready and responsive when they hear the gospel.
* Pray for a Holy Spirit empowered discipleship movement among Thakuri people in both India and Nepal.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Thakuri-People-of-Nepal/
http://peeksinthepast.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-search-of-meaning-of-word-thakuri.html
http://www.karma99.com/2013/04/ThakuriPeople.html
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=42065

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-21
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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:398,000
Largest Provinces:
Bheri (103,000)Karnali (66,000)
Seti (57,000)Mahakali (49,000)
Bagmati (29,000)Lumbini (24,000)
Gandaki (23,000)Rapti (21,000)
Dhaulagiri (9,300)Narayani (6,200)
Total Provinces on file:14
Location in Country:East and south central.
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Thakuri
People Name General: Thakuri
Alternate People Names:
Thakuraiठाकुरी
ROP3 Code: 113798
Joshua Project People ID: 18261
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 398,000
Population all Countries: 432,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Thakuri
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (374,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dotyali (46,000)Humla (1,600)
Bhojpuri (1,300)Lepcha (600)
Musasa (400)Maithili (400)
Bote (200)Chamling (200)
Tamang, Western (200)Bantawa (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.39 % 
Christianity1.57 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.02 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.02 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
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 RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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