Bahing in Nepal

The Bahing have only been reported in Nepal
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bahings are one of the Kirat peoples, a cluster of tribal peoples living in Nepal. They believe that they have lived on the same land for 9000 years.


Where Are they Located?

The Bahings live only in Nepal. Their homeland spans a couple of districts.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As a tribal people, the Bahing are vulnerable to changes imposed on them from outsiders. For this reason, there is the Bahing Kirat Mulukhim (BKM) to protect their rights from others who might try to take control of their traditional lands.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bahing in Nepal people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Bahing visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Bahing people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bahing people need to learn skills that will help them adjust to the 21st century. It is only a matter of time before others take their land and leave them with nothing unless they are prepared with needed job skills.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bahing in Nepal.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Bahing family in Nepal and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Bahing people.
* Pray that soon the Bahing people will have faith that is more precious and durable than gold.


References

http://www.bahingkm.org.np/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20739/NP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahing_language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahing


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bahing
People Name in Country Bahing
World Population 2,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names बहिंग
People ID 20739
ROP3 Code 108438
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)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Sagarmatha
2,300
Kosi
300
Bagmati
60
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)
Total States 3
  Sagarmatha 2,300
  Kosi 300
  Bagmati 60
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bahing (2,700 speakers)
Language Code bhj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
200
Primary Language Bahing (2,700 speakers)
Language Code bhj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 200
People Groups Speaking Bahing

Primary Language:  Bahing

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2016)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
8.13 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
77.78 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
14.08 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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