Kandu 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 Kandu (or Halwai) people are traditionally a business community that dry roasts grain for the other people groups. Through the years they spread out all over South Asia including Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

The Kandu people in Nepal live in the southeastern part of the country. Some have migrated to Nepal's cities. Other members of the Kandu community live in India or Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Modern Kandu people have left their old profession of parching grain and now work as merchants, moneylenders, shopkeepers, and dealers in grain and spices. They are strictly vegetarian and they do not consume alcoholic drinks. A regional council, known as the Vaisya Abha, looks after the welfare of their communities. The Kandu people tend to live in extended families. They marry primarily within their own clans although they do not forbid marriage outside their group. The Kandu people speak many languages but in Nepal their main languages are Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Kandu people of Nepal are Hindus. Hindus worship many deities, but their practices are diverse. In general, Hindus are pragmatic in their spiritual beliefs, offering worship to gods in exchange for benefits rather than out of love or devotion. The Kandu people revere the written Hindu Vedas and the Upanishads. They celebrate traditional Hindu holy days along with other Hindu people groups.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kandu people in Nepal are considered a backward or economically and socially disadvantaged caste. Most live in small to medium size villages without modern conveniences. Christian businesses persons, medical personnel and educators could build relationships and make a difference among them both economically and spiritually.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kandu in Nepal.

Pray that the Lord would build up the few known Kandu believers and use them to begin a disciple making movement among this unreached people group.
Pray the Holy Spirit would create a spiritual hunger for the Bible and spiritual literature among the Kandu people in Nepal.
Pray the Lord would grant wisdom, safety and endurance to the Christian workers who are now sharing the gospel with the Kandu people of India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17080/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17080/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandu
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=49134


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kandu
People Name in Country Kandu
Pronunciation kan-DOO
Population this Country 143,000
Population all Countries 2,902,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Halwai; Kadu; Kanu; कंदू
People ID 17080
ROP3 Code 112418
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 13
Largest States
Narayani
111,000
Janakpur
20,000
Bheri
3,800
Sagarmatha
3,600
Lumbini
1,700
Bagmati
1,400
Mechi
500
Kosi
200
Gandaki
200
Seti
90
Rapti
40
Dhaulagiri
30
Karnali
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
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 13
  Narayani 111,000
  Janakpur 20,000
  Bheri 3,800
  Sagarmatha 3,600
  Lumbini 1,700
  Bagmati 1,400
  Mechi 500
  Kosi 200
  Gandaki 200
  Seti 90
  Rapti 40
  Dhaulagiri 30
  Karnali 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (70,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Maithili
52,000
Awadhi
4,300
Nepali
1,200
Hindi
600
Magahi
60
Angika
30
Primary Language Bhojpuri (70,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 52,000
  Awadhi 4,300
  Nepali 1,200
  Hindi 600
  Magahi 60
  Angika 30
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Bhojpuri
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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