Bantawa in Nepal

The Bantawa have only been reported in Nepal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* 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 / History

The Bantawa are one of the many indigenous people living in the eastern hilly region of Nepal. Their language is part of the Kiranti family of languages.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bantawa people are known for their skills as potters, weavers and craftsmen who produce goods out of bamboo. They enjoy festivals that feature their own music and dance forms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bantawa people are Hindus, but they incorporate many ancient religious practices with their form of Hinduism. Hinduism has the flexibility to include practices from many religious traditions.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the Holy Spirit to open their eyes so they can see Jesus as he is.


Prayer Points

Pray for many from this unreached people group to understand both God’s judgment and his majestic glory.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Bantawa people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Bantawa in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bantawa
People Name in Country Bantawa
Alternate Names बँटवा
Population this Country 5,200
Population all Countries 5,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 20740
ROP3 Code 101014
ROP25 Code 306897
ROP25 Name Rai
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
Kosi
3,600
Mechi
800
Bagmati
300
Sagarmatha
300
Narayani
70
Janakpur
30
Gandaki
30
Bheri
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 8
  Kosi 3,600
  Mechi 800
  Bagmati 300
  Sagarmatha 300
  Narayani 70
  Janakpur 30
  Gandaki 30
  Bheri 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
20.77 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
55.62 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
23.61 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bantawa (2,500 speakers)
Language Code bap   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Nepali
2,000
Bhojpuri
Primary Language Bantawa (2,500 speakers)
Language Code bap   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 2,000
  Bhojpuri 10
People Groups Speaking Bantawa
Photo Source सन्जय राई - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
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. Learn more.



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