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Dhobi Ajudhyabansi in Nepal



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Dhobi Ajudhyabansi in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Dhobi people were the ones who washed laundry in the Hindu world, be it India or Nepal. They are Dalits, one of the lower status communities. One of their subgroups are the Kanaujia.

What are their lives like?
When a Dhobi girl marries, her dowry usually contains just a few items, but almost always an iron. After the men wash the customers' clothes, the women iron them and keep the money they earn to pay for household expenses. Mothers teach the girls to iron at an early age, and boys help their fathers by washing the smaller articles of clothing and by delivering packages of clean clothes to their owners.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Dhobis follow popular Hinduism and worship local gods as well as the washing stones. The vast majority of these Dalits remain Hindu, but they have contact with other communities. Hindus have a pragmatic view of the spirit world. Therefore, the Dhobi people often worship whatever spiritual force they believe will help them in practical ways.

What are their needs?
Since many of their customers are starting to use washing machines, many Ajudhyabansi Dhobi are facing unemployment. They need job security and job training.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Dhobi people will hear the gospel and discover that only Jesus Christ can wash away their sins. Pray for workers to go to the Ajudhyabansi Dhobi people in Nepal. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give the Ajudhyabansi Dhobi people such spiritual hunger that they will not be satisfied until they taste and see that the Lord is good. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Ajudhyabansi Dhobi people in both India and Nepal.

References
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2019/09/11/times-are-changing-for-the-dhobis-of-kathmandu

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:34 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,400
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (600)Lumbini (600)
Janakpur (200)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Dhobi Ajudhyabansi
People Name General: Dhobi Ajudhyabansi
ROP3 Code: 118497
Joshua Project People ID: 21709
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 193,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Dhobi Ajudhyabansi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Awadhi (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awa    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (600)Bhojpuri (300)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
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: 1820-1911
New Testament:
1996Audio
Complete Bible: 2000-2005
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoNew Life
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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