Koiri (Hindu traditions) 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 Koiri people have always engaged in agriculture. Most people live in India, but smaller numbers are in Nepal and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture. They have a good reputation as excellent farmers, and they have adopted modern farming methods resulting in great harvests. Some are now land owners.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus believe they are the descendants of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahmin priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies.


What Are Their Needs?

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ. There is a need for sustained, focused prayer to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need for Jesus Christ, the giver of life.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord and will honor him with their lives. Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within Koiri people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for workers.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koiri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation KOY-ree
Population this Country 351,000
Population all Countries 10,013,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Dangi; Khoira; Koeri; Koir; Koiri; Koiry; Kuiri; Kushwaha; Mauriya; Mour; Murao; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; कोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17236
ROP3 Code 112604
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 14
Largest States
Janakpur
154,000
Narayani
76,000
Sagarmatha
51,000
Kosi
40,000
Lumbini
18,000
Bagmati
3,700
Bheri
1,900
Mechi
1,400
Gandaki
500
Seti
100
Dhaulagiri
60
Rapti
50
Mahakali
10
Karnali
10
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 14
  Janakpur 154,000
  Narayani 76,000
  Sagarmatha 51,000
  Kosi 40,000
  Lumbini 18,000
  Bagmati 3,700
  Bheri 1,900
  Mechi 1,400
  Gandaki 500
  Seti 100
  Dhaulagiri 60
  Rapti 50
  Mahakali 10
  Karnali 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (230,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
68,000
Awadhi
3,400
Nepali
1,600
Hindi
1,400
Magahi
1,000
Angika
1,000
Bengali
200
Rangpuri
50
Primary Language Maithili (230,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 68,000
  Awadhi 3,400
  Nepali 1,600
  Hindi 1,400
  Magahi 1,000
  Angika 1,000
  Bengali 200
  Rangpuri 50
People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.60 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more