Amat in Nepal


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

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Gheebhaha Unknown
Sagaha Unknown

Introduction / History

The Amant people are also known as the Amanats. They are farmers, though some are artists, day laborers or carpenters. They speak Oriya, which is the language of Orissa, their home state. Like many Hindu communities, the Amant people place themselves higher in the caste system than others would. They consider themselves to be Sudras, a group that is the fourth and lowest of caste clusters. Others would consider them to be dalits, the group that is outside the caste system.

Like many Hindu groups, the Amants' lives are crippled by astrology, which they think determines their destiny. Astrologers help them determine auspicious dates for important events like weddings. They worship the false gods Thakurani and Mahadev.

Pray that they will soon realize that these are demons that want to destroy their lives. Pray that they will turn to Christ, who came to give them life, and life to the full.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Amat in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Amat
People Name in Country Amat
Population this Country 3,400
Population all Countries 324,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Amanat; Amant; Amath; Amaut; Marar; Panara; Patel; आमत
People ID 16206
ROP3 Code 111315
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)
Location in Country Narayani, Janakpur, and Koshi zones.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Kosi
1,600
Janakpur
1,400
Sagarmatha
300
Narayani
100
Bagmati
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)
Location in Country Narayani, Janakpur, and Koshi zones..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 5
  Kosi 1,600
  Janakpur 1,400
  Sagarmatha 300
  Narayani 100
  Bagmati 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (2,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Nepali
100
Bhojpuri
90
Primary Language Maithili (2,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 100
  Bhojpuri 90
People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more