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Bania Oswal in Nepal

Bania Oswal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
700 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Bania Oswal in Nepal

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Introduction / History
"Praise to Sachchika!" Niriksha, an Oswal seamstress, smiled with a dancing heart as she was handed another order for the appliqué style of wedding canopy her family made. All the orders for the special embroidery ensured her already successful business could expand into new shops. She would announce the news at the party tonight.

What are their lives like?
The Oswal Bania community is made up of four to five million people. They are mostly found in Rajasthan, Punjab, and other nearby areas of northern India. Oswals are indispensable for the Indian economy, and tend to fare well in business. They are the wealthy and very influential in business, industry, and society. The Oswals are known for commemorating their festivals with celebration, color, and song.

What are their beliefs?
Although most Oswals follow Jain religious teachings, some are more influenced by Hinduism. According to Jain teaching, it is considered a sin to take a life. As a result, they are strict vegetarians. Their goddess, Sachchika, is often their family deity. The Oswals have no church, and there are no evangelistic outreaches among them; as far as we know there are no Oswal believers.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Oswal people to hear about Jesus through evangelistic Internet, radio, and literature efforts.
* Pray that He will send missionaries to this unreached people group so the love of God an shine upon them.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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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:700
Largest Provinces:
Bagmati (600)Mechi (90)
Gandaki (10)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania Oswal
People Name General: Bania Oswal
Alternate People Names:
MarwadiOswal Jain Bania
बनिया, ओसवाल
ROP3 Code: 115171
Joshua Project People ID: 19718
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 424,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bania
People Name General: Bania Oswal
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marwari (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (200)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism53.53 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small46.47 % 
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: 1815-1867
New Testament:
1820-1821
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bania Oswal in Nepal

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