Darjee in Nepal

Population

475,000

Christian

0.79%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They are non-vegetarian, and rice is their staple cereal. The Darjee women play a significant role in their economy by plucking tea-leaves in tea gardens for wages. The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring. They regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and also worship Vandevta. The Darjee are traditional musicians. The Nepali Brahman do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.

Ministry Obstacles

The Darjee had a literacy rate of 31% in the 1981 census, and has probably not improved much since then.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers to carry the Gospel of Christ to these people, especially in oral form. Several exposures to the Gospel message are usually required.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among this low caste community, that they will follow Christ with zeal and holiness. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Darjee community to increasingly be drawn to the man Jesus Christ, to be curious about him and his teachings.

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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country East and south central.
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People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
ROP3 Code 111878
Joshua Project People ID 16664
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 475,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Charmarla, Damai, Dami, Darzo, Dhamai, Dhami, Dhamin, Dholi, Dosad, Goparia, Karoria, Kurenor, Madhukatta,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 397,000 Maithili 39,000 Bantawa 17,000 Bhojpuri 14,000
Awadhi 8,500 Newar 7,300 Hindi 3,100 Musasa 2,700
Chamling 1,700 Rajbanshi 1,100 Kham, Sheshi 900 Kham, Western Parbate 900
Dungmali 800 Sonha 800 Magar, Eastern 500 Kham, Gamale 400
Jerung 300 Rawat 200 Kayort 200 Dumi 200
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Darjee
Ethnic Code CNN25k
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
1.29%
Christianity
0.79%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
97.72%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.11%
Unknown
0.09%
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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