Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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Evangelical
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* 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

Whether they are Shia Muslim or Hindu, the Halalkhor people have very low status in India or Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Halalkhor people live in West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Jharkhand states. A small number lives in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Halalkhor people work as scavengers, or sweepers, performing the lowest forms of manual labor. They sometimes work with sanitation, jobs which no one would want for two reasons. First of all, it is very unpleasant, and secondly, it makes other communities look down on them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Halalkhor people are either Shia or Sunni Muslims, but some are Hindus. They are less philosophical and more practical than higher caste Hindus. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Halalkhor people need to find their worth and dignity in having a relationship with Jesus Christ, the One who loves all peoples the same.


Prayer Points

Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Hindu Halalkhor people.
Pray for a movement of Halalkhor households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Halalkhor people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Halalkhor people.


Scripture Prayers for the Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halalkhor
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322082629_Who_is_the_true_Halalkhor_Genealogy_and_ethics_in_dalit_Muslim_oral_traditions


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Halalkhor (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Halalkhor (Hindu traditions)
Alternate Names Bhangi; Halakhor; Halal Begi; Halkhor; Haluka; Mehtar; हललखोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 5,100
Population all Countries 14,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16903
ROP3 Code 112196
ROP25 Code 302940
ROP25 Name Halalkhor
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Narayani
1,900
Janakpur
1,700
Sagarmatha
700
Kosi
200
Bagmati
100
Gandaki
70
Lumbini
60
Seti
50
Mechi
50
Bheri
30
Mahakali
30
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 11
  Narayani 1,900
  Janakpur 1,700
  Sagarmatha 700
  Kosi 200
  Bagmati 100
  Gandaki 70
  Lumbini 60
  Seti 50
  Mechi 50
  Bheri 30
  Mahakali 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
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.
Primary Language Maithili (3,200 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
1,000
Nepali
70
Bengali
50
Hindi
40
Primary Language Maithili (3,200 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 1,000
  Nepali 70
  Bengali 50
  Hindi 40
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Maithili YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Maithili YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Maithili Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path Live Global
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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