Nat (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

The Nat of Nepal are professional dancers, singers and acrobats by tradition. Today many in the Nat community are employed in farming and other trades. They usually live in hamlets on the outskirts of villages and towns. Their work and semi nomadic lifestyle have caused them to be impoverished.


Ministry Obstacles

It is difficult to reach peoples who are on the move.


Outreach Ideas

There are many Nepali believers who can reach the Nat community as His ambassadors.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that Nat believers will allow the Holy Spirit to shine through them so that others will be drawn to the Savior.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for families of Nat believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches. Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching Nat families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others. Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Nat society as all believers learn to love others.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Nat (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Nat (Hindu traditions)
World Population 511,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bajania; Bajania Nat; Bajigar; Balija; Bazigar; Bhanmati; Bhanumati; Gulgulia; Kalavanthulu; Kalbelia; Kanphata; Kanphatia; Karnat; Kutchwandh; Nat; Natada; Natavalollu; Nath Jogi; Nathjogi; Nathyogi; Natta; Nattavaru; Nattuvan; Natua; Natuva; Netya; Nut; Parnewala; Rai Nat; Raj Nat; Sanchia; Sapera; Yogi; नट (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17763
ROP3 Code 113224
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Narayani Zone, districts of Rautahat, Para, and Parsa. Some in Lumbini, Janakpur, and Koshi zones.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Narayani
1,400
Janakpur
700
Lumbini
500
Sagarmatha
100
Bheri
60
Kosi
50
Bagmati
40
Seti
40
Mechi
30
Mahakali
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Narayani Zone, districts of Rautahat, Para, and Parsa. Some in Lumbini, Janakpur, and Koshi zones..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 10
  Narayani 1,400
  Janakpur 700
  Lumbini 500
  Sagarmatha 100
  Bheri 60
  Kosi 50
  Bagmati 40
  Seti 40
  Mechi 30
  Mahakali 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,400 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Maithili
1,200
Awadhi
400
Hindi
40
Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,400 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 1,200
  Awadhi 400
  Hindi 40
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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