Kurmi (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

The Kurmi are believed to be descendants of some of the earliest Aryan immigrants to India and come from the Kshatriyas (warrior caste) who became farmers. Kurmi are known in India as the chief agricultural caste. Modern Kurmi are relatively prosperous and educated. Their lifestyle is associated with farming and trading. Due to their agricultural link, the Kurmi are viewed as one of the 'backward' or lower castes. Some Kurmi have formed a national movement in the northern and eastern Indian regions for advocacy purposes. The Kurmi are Hindu, and worship Ram, Shankar, Hanuman, Vishnu, Niranjan, Nagdeo, and other dieties. Girls among the Kurmi receive education up to the primary level while boys are encouraged to study further.


Ministry Obstacles

Much spiritual darkness and opposition to the Gospel is found throughout South Asia. Only the Lord can bring light to the darkness.


Outreach Ideas

The overall population of Kurmi is very large. Pray there will be many interactions with true believers everywhere they live who will obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share Christ with them.


Prayer Focus

A few Kurmi in Nepal have reported themselves as Christians to the census. Pray these people will honor the Lord by how they live their lives, and will be a shining testimony to others in their community. Please pray that those in the Kurmi community who are unable to care for themselves adequately will find help in their villages and in their community.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation koor-MEE
Alternate Names Awadhia; Gangwar; Gowd; Kapu; Katiyar; Korma; Kunbi; Kurma; Mahto; Patanwar; Patchwar; Patel; Patidar; Sachan; कुर्मी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 266,000
Population all Countries 22,198,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
People ID 17334
ROP3 Code 112717
ROP25 Code 304418
ROP25 Name Kurmi
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Narayani
135,000
Lumbini
68,000
Janakpur
37,000
Bheri
14,000
Sagarmatha
4,300
Kosi
3,100
Mechi
1,900
Bagmati
1,400
Seti
600
Gandaki
300
Rapti
200
Mahakali
50
Karnali
50
Dhaulagiri
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 14
  Narayani 135,000
  Lumbini 68,000
  Janakpur 37,000
  Bheri 14,000
  Sagarmatha 4,300
  Kosi 3,100
  Mechi 1,900
  Bagmati 1,400
  Seti 600
  Gandaki 300
  Rapti 200
  Mahakali 50
  Karnali 50
  Dhaulagiri 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
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 Bhojpuri (97,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Maithili
82,000
Awadhi
47,000
Hindi
2,100
Magahi
800
Nepali
500
Angika
300
Bagheli
300
Dotyali
200
Rangpuri
200
Kurux
100
Bengali
30
Kumaoni
Primary Language Bhojpuri (97,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 82,000
  Awadhi 47,000
  Hindi 2,100
  Magahi 800
  Nepali 500
  Angika 300
  Bagheli 300
  Dotyali 200
  Rangpuri 200
  Kurux 100
  Bengali 30
  Kumaoni
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
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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