Tharu Rana of Nepal
People Name: Tharu Rana
Country: Nepal
Language: Tharu, Kathariya
Population: 204,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 1.08 %
% Evangelical: Unknown
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
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Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
Most of the Tharu Rana live in Nepal Terai and could be of Rajput origin.

The Tharu of Nepal do not have privileged status. They are cultivators and use forest products and plant vegetables. They are a forest people. They fish and they hunt.

Many of the Tharu have an elected leader called a Badghar to look after them and tell them what to do regards the good of the village. With them being farmers, irrigation is important to them.

Some of the Tharu live in long house with very large families. Marriages are arranged. They speak local languages and Nepali. Their religions are Buddhism, Hinduism and traditional religions.

The Tharu have a good resistance to malaria in general.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Tharu leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

Tharu Rana of Nepal