Hadi in Nepal

Population

6,940

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Every morning Omika's husband and sons walk to a farmer's field while she joins an army of street sweepers. As a member of the Haddi community, she does her duty as a Dalit sweeper. She trudges to her section of a street. Cars whiz by. Auto-rickshaws putter. Bikes peddle. She walks stooped with her broom, swishing right to left. Clouds of dust rise as trash collects in a pile. She drags a large metal drum next to the garbage and deposits the sweepings into it. All morning long, six days a week, she repeats this routine.

As long as anyone can remember, Dalits have been consigned to jobs like street sweeping and leather work. But a change is coming for the Haddis. Omika has heard of a distant relative who has put her faith in Jesus. Both fear and curiosity stir within her. She fears leaving the Hindu religion of her ancestors. Trapped in a system of servitude, how can she abandon the ancestral way? Still, followers of Christ speak of equal acceptance and forgiveness. Can she risk exploring this foreign-sounding religion?


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Haddis who seek a better way of life.
* Pray that Indian believers will demonstrate that following Christ is not a foreign religion but an international faith.


People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
Population in Nepal 6,940
World Population 1,190,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bansmali, Bhusan, Birbangshi, Chacchadi, Ghasi, Haddi, Hadi Santhan, Hari
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Hadi
Ethnic Code MSY50c
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Zone, and Saptari District of Sagarmatha Zone.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili (4,300) Nepali (1,600) Bengali (900) Bhojpuri (500)
Hindi (200) Rajbanshi (200) Bantawa (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 4,300 Nepali 1,600
Bengali 900 Bhojpuri 500
Hindi 200 Rajbanshi 200
Bantawa 60
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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