Amat in Nepal



Population

2,900

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Amant people are also known as the Amanats. They are farmers, though some are artists, day laborers or carpenters. They speak Oriya, which is the language of Orissa, their home state. Like many Hindu communities, the Amant people place themselves higher in the caste system than others would. They consider themselves to be Sudras, a group that is the fourth and lowest of caste clusters. Others would consider them to be dalits, the group that is outside the caste system.

Like many Hindu groups, the Amants' lives are crippled by astrology, which they thinks determines their destiny. Astrologers help them determine auspicious dates for important events like weddings. They worship the false gods Thakurani and Mahadev.

Pray that they will soon realize that these are demons that want to destroy their lives. Pray that they will turn to Christ, who came to give them life, and life to the full.



People Name General Amat
People Name in Country Amat
Population in Nepal 2,900
World Population 268,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Amanat, Amant, Amath, Amaut, Marar, Panara, Patel
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Amat
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16206
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Narayani, Janakpur, and Koshi zones..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kosi (1,400) Janakpur (1,200) Sagarmatha (300) Narayani (100)
Bagmati (20)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kosi (1,400) Janakpur (1,200)
Sagarmatha (300) Narayani (100)
Bagmati (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (2,800) Nepali (100) Bhojpuri (90)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 2,800 Nepali 100
Bhojpuri 90

For Main Lanugage: Maithili


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Maithili Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Maithili Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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