Dhimal in Nepal

Population

26,200

Christian

0.88%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Dhimal live both in Nepal and West Bengal, India. In Nepal, they live in 24 villages of Mechi zone in Jhapa District and 51 villages in Koshi zone, Morang District. Dhimal women are good at weaving and have unique dress among the ethnic peoples of Nepal. Education is almost completely absent among them. A landless people, the traditional occupation of the Dhimal was hunting and gathering. Nowadays, agriculture is their main occupation. They worship nature and household gods, and worship Chaitanya Nityananda as their family deity. They also worship other deities like Buda Thakur, Sadi Buri, and Kali.

Ministry Obstacles

Worldviews are not easily changed. The worldview of Hinduism is very different than the biblical worldview.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is growing his Church in Nepal. Perhaps one or more Nepali Christians will be led by God's Spirit to take the life-giving message of Christ to the Dhimal community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few hundred Dhimal believers in Nepal. Please pray these people will be accurately taught the ways of Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the entire Dhimal community will be given a growing desire to find forgiveness for their sin; then may they learn of Christ's sacrifice for that purpose. Pray this message comes to them in ways they understand.

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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Eastern Terai, around Jhapa
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People Name General Dhimal
People Name in Country Dhimal
ROP3 Code 102575
Joshua Project People ID 11544
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 26,200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Agnia, Dhimar, Jharwa, Maulik,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dhimal 23,193 Nepali 1,887 Maithili 1,075 Hindi 550
Bantawa 280 Bhojpuri 213 Rajbanshi 101 Angika 10
Bengali 10
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster South Himalaya
People Name General Dhimal
Ethnic Code MSY50r
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.73%
Christianity
0.88%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
72.18%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
6.31%
Unknown
19.90%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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