Kisan in Nepal


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Introduction / History

Kisan means "farmer." Kisan people are classed as a scheduled caste, which means that they have low status in the Hindu hierarchy.


Where Are they Located?

Kisan people are concentrated in India's states of Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal. Many live over the border in Bangladesh, and a smaller number live in Nepal. Kisan people speak the languages of the places in which they live.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Kisan people are landowners; agriculture is their main occupation. Those who have no land usually work as agricultural laborers. Many Kisan people live as tribals who sell honey and wild flowers. They eat rice, mutton, poultry and eggs among other foods. The Kisan men drink alcohol, mostly locally brewed or home brewed.

Many parents cannot afford education for their children, so many have literacy problems. Many are victims of private moneylenders who charge high interests. They prefer adult marriages. Marriage with the daughter of a mother's brother is acceptable in their communities. Divorce is allowed in cases such as adultery, cruelty and impotence. Parental property is divided equally among the sons. Women have roles in money, social and religious matters. Like other rural communities in South Asia, the Kisan people have traditional councils at the village level to solve disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Kisan are Hindus and worship all the main gods and goddesses. They also worship gods from their tribal roots. They use medicine men. They observe Hindu festivals. Kisan have pollution periods for both births and deaths like other Hindu communities.


What Are Their Needs?

Rural areas in Nepal seldom have enough amenities, infrastructure, or power. There is a severe shortage of health care facilities. Disease is widespread. Medical care and instruction are desperately needed.


Prayer Points

Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Kisan communities and families.
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Kisan people.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Kisan people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Kisan people.


Scripture Prayers for the Kisan in Nepal.


References

www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profile/kisan
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17195/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kisan
People Name in Country Kisan
Alternate Names Birhor; Birhors; Dhangar; Koda; Kola; Kora; Kuda; Kurla; Mircha; Mirdha; Morvas; Nagesia; Nageswar; Urav; किसान
Population this Country 2,600
Population all Countries 1,891,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17195
ROP3 Code 112559
ROP25 Code 304061
ROP25 Name Kisan (SC)
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Mechi
1,300
Dhaulagiri
700
Narayani
100
Mahakali
100
Kosi
100
Bagmati
100
Seti
60
Gandaki
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 8
  Mechi 1,300
  Dhaulagiri 700
  Narayani 100
  Mahakali 100
  Kosi 100
  Bagmati 100
  Seti 60
  Gandaki 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.34 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.66 %
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 Kurux (1,100 speakers)
Language Code kru   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Nepali
500
Maithili
300
Bhojpuri
200
Kumaoni
80
Hindi
50
Odia
50
Rawat
10
Primary Language Kurux (1,100 speakers)
Language Code kru   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 500
  Maithili 300
  Bhojpuri 200
  Kumaoni 80
  Hindi 50
  Odia 50
  Rawat 10
People Groups Speaking Kurux
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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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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