Koiri, Hindu traditions in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Koiri believe they are the descendents of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahmin 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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koiri, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Koiri, Hindu traditions
Population in Nepal 302,000
World Population 8,645,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dangi, Khoira, Koeri, Koir, Koiri, Koiry, Kuiri, Kushwaha, Mauriya, Mour, Murao, Shilpakar, Shilpkar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Koiri, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 17236
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (134,000) Narayani (67,000) Sagarmatha (45,000) Kosi (35,000)
Lumbini (16,000) Bagmati (3,300) Bheri (1,600) Mechi (1,200)
Gandaki (400) Seti (100) Dhawalagiri (60) Rapti (50)
Mahakali (10)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (134,000) Narayani (67,000)
Sagarmatha (45,000) Kosi (35,000)
Lumbini (16,000) Bagmati (3,300)
Bheri (1,600) Mechi (1,200)
Gandaki (400) Seti (100)
Dhawalagiri (60) Rapti (50)
Mahakali (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (230,000) Bhojpuri (68,000) Awadhi (3,400) Nepali (1,600)
Hindi (1,400) Magahi (1,000) Angika (1,000) Bengali (200)
Rajbanshi (50) Dolpo
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 230,000 Bhojpuri 68,000
Awadhi 3,400 Nepali 1,600
Hindi 1,400 Magahi 1,000
Angika 1,000 Bengali 200
Rajbanshi 50 Dolpo
For Primary Language: 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
Bible: jivən səndesh Text / Printed Matter
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
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.26 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.64 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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