Baha'i in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The first Baha’i people to live in what is now Bangladesh came in 1844. They were fleeing persecution in Persia, now called Iran. There are few if any Baha’i in Iran today; most now live in South Asian countries like India and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Baha’i people are often wealthy businessmen in South Asian countries. They believe that men and women are equal, and they oppose all forms of ethnic prejudice. Perhaps for this reason, Bahais are known for their efforts to make educational opportunities available to all, even the very poor.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Three principles are said to form basic Baha'i doctrine: the unity of God, that there is only one God who is the source of all creation; the unity of religion, that all major religions have the same spiritual source and come from the same God; and the unity of humanity, that all humans have been created equal. People are to learn to know and love God through such methods as prayer, reflection and being of service to humanity.
Originally it was a reform movement within Shia Islam. Their founder, Bahallujah, ran into trouble with Persia's Muslim rulers because he placed many other great religious leaders, whom he called ascended masters, on the same level as Mohammed. Bahallujah taught that the ascended masters include Moses, Buddha and Jesus, because all of them had risen from the dead. Such beliefs got him executed as a heretic.


What Are Their Needs?

These peaceful people need friends, especially in countries where they are being persecuted. Christ followers can embrace them and regularly pray for their spiritual and physical needs.


Prayer Points

Pray that the spiritual veil is lifted from the eyes of these kind, gracious people.
Pray that they will see that their actions, however good, are not enough to reach God.
Pray that thousands of Bahai find eternal life through Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Baha'i in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baha'i
People Name in Country Baha'i
Pronunciation buh-HAI
Alternate Names Bin; Binda; Bing; बहा'ई
Population this Country 1,400
Population all Countries 28,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 10564
ROP3 Code 100760
ROP25 Code 300693
ROP25 Name Bahai
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Mahakali
500
Kosi
300
Bagmati
200
Gandaki
80
Rapti
60
Bheri
50
Lumbini
50
Mechi
40
Seti
30
Narayani
30
Janakpur
10
Sagarmatha
10
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 12
  Mahakali 500
  Kosi 300
  Bagmati 200
  Gandaki 80
  Rapti 60
  Bheri 50
  Lumbini 50
  Mechi 40
  Seti 30
  Narayani 30
  Janakpur 10
  Sagarmatha 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nepali (900 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Maithili
200
Hindi
50
English
40
Awadhi
20
Bhojpuri
Primary Language Nepali (900 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 200
  Hindi 50
  English 40
  Awadhi 20
  Bhojpuri 0
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
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