Darjee in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are non-vegetarian, and rice is their staple cereal. The Darjee women play a significant role in their economy by plucking tea leaves in tea gardens for wages. The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring.
The Darjee are traditional musicians. The Nepali Brahmin do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and worship Vandevta.


What Are Their Needs?

The Darjee people have a low literacy rate. Gospel workers will need to use non-printed materials.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to carry the gospel to these people, especially in oral form. They need several exposures to the gospel before they might respond.
Pray for the few followers of Christ among this low caste community, that they will follow Christ with zeal and holiness.
Pray they will be rooted and established in love.


Scripture Prayers for the Darjee in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
Pronunciation
Alternate Names Charmarla; Damai; Dami; Darzo; Dhamai; Dhami; Dhamin; Dholi; Dosad; Goparia; Gorkha; Karigarh; Karoria; Kurenor; Kurerior; Madhukatta; Master; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; दर्जी
Population this Country 553,000
Population all Countries 615,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
People ID 16664
ROP3 Code 111878
ROP25 Code 301918
ROP25 Name Damai
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Gandaki
63,000
Bheri
59,000
Lumbini
54,000
Seti
51,000
Bagmati
48,000
Rapti
46,000
Kosi
38,000
Dhaulagiri
36,000
Mechi
30,000
Janakpur
27,000
Sagarmatha
27,000
Mahakali
26,000
Karnali
23,000
Narayani
22,000
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Gandaki 63,000
  Bheri 59,000
  Lumbini 54,000
  Seti 51,000
  Bagmati 48,000
  Rapti 46,000
  Kosi 38,000
  Dhaulagiri 36,000
  Mechi 30,000
  Janakpur 27,000
  Sagarmatha 27,000
  Mahakali 26,000
  Karnali 23,000
  Narayani 22,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.88 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.01 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nepali (432,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Dotyali
28,000
Bhojpuri
3,000
Bantawa
2,600
Maithili
1,500
Humla
1,200
Musasa
900
Chamling
900
Sonha
600
Awadhi
100
Angika
80
Magar, Western
60
Raute
50
Primary Language Nepali (432,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Dotyali 28,000
  Bhojpuri 3,000
  Bantawa 2,600
  Maithili 1,500
  Humla 1,200
  Musasa 900
  Chamling 900
  Sonha 600
  Awadhi 100
  Angika 80
  Magar, Western 60
  Raute 50
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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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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