Koiri, Hindu in Nepal

Population

302,000

Christian

0.02%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Koiri believe they are the descendents of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahman priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies. The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture.

Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need and opportunity to know and follow Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord, and will honor him with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Koiri community will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ.

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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Koiri, Hindu
People Name in Country Koiri, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112604
Joshua Project People ID 17236
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 302,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Dangi, Khoira, Koeri, Koir, Kushwaha,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 126,580 Nepali 79,199 Bhojpuri 78,573 Magar, Eastern 13,520
Hindi 9,035 Awadhi 3,540 Bantawa 1,065 Rajbanshi 747
Angika 590 Musasa 330 Bengali 175 Chamling 160
Kayort 150 Walungge 40 Dolpo 17
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Koiri, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.10%
Christianity
0.02%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.76%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.03%
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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