Darjee in Nepal

Population

440,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

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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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-20
People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
Population in Nepal 440,000
World Population 502,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Charmarla, Damai, Dami, Darzo, Dhamai, Dhami, Dhamin, Dholi, Dosad, Goparia, Karoria, Kurenor, Madhukatta
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Darjee
Ethnic Code CNN25k
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali (401,000) Maithili (38,000) Bhojpuri (13,000) Awadhi (8,500)
Bantawa (8,100) Newar: Newari (6,400) Hindi (3,000) Musasa (2,500)
Rajbanshi (1,100) Kham, Sheshi (900) Kham, Western Parbate (900) Sonha (800)
Chamling (600) Magar, Eastern (500) Kham, Gamale (400) Jerung (300)
Rawat (200) Kayort (200) Dumi (200) Nachering (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 401,000 Maithili 38,000
Bhojpuri 13,000 Awadhi 8,500
Bantawa 8,100 Newar: Newari 6,400
Hindi 3,000 Musasa 2,500
Rajbanshi 1,100 Kham, Sheshi 900
Kham, Western Parbate 900 Sonha 800
Chamling 600 Magar, Eastern 500
Kham, Gamale 400 Jerung 300
Rawat 200 Kayort 200
Dumi 200 Nachering 200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-20

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
1.29 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.79 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.72 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.11 %
Unknown
0.09 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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