Danuwar Rai in Nepal

The Danuwar have only been reported in Nepal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

If you believed you had Hindu goddesses as ancestors, would it be hard to break away from Hinduism? That is the situation for the Danuwar Rai people of Nepal. Collectively, the Rai are known as a very courageous, daring and fearless people. In recent history, they have won worldwide respect for their bravery in the Royal Nepalese Army. Joining the army is often a way out of enduring economic hardship. It also brings respect and honor, especially for those of high military rank.


Ministry Obstacles

Ministry obstacles include illiteracy, which limits ways they can hear the gospel message. The fact that they see themselves descended from goddesses may make them feel like they don't need what Jesus offers.


Outreach Ideas

Outreach should include teaching literacy so that they can have more economic opportunities and a chance to find Christ in the Bible.


Prayer Focus

Pray for strength of character and witness by the few believers in Nepal.
Pray that Nepali churches would "adopt" Danuwar people groups.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Danuwar people that will leave them dissatisfied with anything short of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Pray for Holy Spirit-driven workers to go to the Danuwar Rai people this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Danuwar Rai in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Danuwar
People Name in Country Danuwar Rai
Pronunciation dah-noo-WAHR rye
Population this Country 95,000
Population all Countries 95,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Dhanwar; दानुवार
People ID 11499
ROP3 Code 102443
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Janakpur
39,000
Sagarmatha
23,000
Bagmati
16,000
Narayani
9,500
Kosi
3,600
Mechi
2,900
Mahakali
200
Lumbini
200
Seti
100
Gandaki
70
Bheri
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Janakpur 39,000
  Sagarmatha 23,000
  Bagmati 16,000
  Narayani 9,500
  Kosi 3,600
  Mechi 2,900
  Mahakali 200
  Lumbini 200
  Seti 100
  Gandaki 70
  Bheri 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Danuwar (46,000 speakers)
Language Code dhw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Nepali
33,000
Maithili
4,200
Bhojpuri
700
Bantawa
400
Primary Language Danuwar (46,000 speakers)
Language Code dhw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 33,000
  Maithili 4,200
  Bhojpuri 700
  Bantawa 400
People Groups Speaking Danuwar

Primary Language:  Danuwar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1976)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.15 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.49 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.31 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.05 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more