Kurmi, Hindu in Nepal







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Kurmi are believed to be descendants of some of the earliest Aryan immigrants to India and come from the Kshatriyas (warrior caste) who became farmers. Kurmi are known in India as the chief agricultural caste. Modern Kurmi are relatively prosperous and educated. Their lifestyle is associated with farming and trading. Due to their agricultural link, the Kurmi are viewed as one of the 'backward' or lower castes. Some Kurmi have formed a national movement in the northern and eastern Indian regions for advocacy purposes. The Kurmi are Hindu, and worship Ram, Shankar, Hanuman, Vishnu, Niranjan, Nagdeo, and other dieties. Girls among the Kurmi receive education up to the primary level while boys are encouraged to study further.

Ministry Obstacles

Much spiritual darkness and opposition to the Gospel is found throughout South Asia. Only the Lord can bring light to the darkness.

Outreach Ideas

The overall population of Kurmi is very large. Pray there will be many interactions with true believers everywhere they live who will obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share Christ with them.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few Kurmi in Nepal have reported themselves as Christians to the census. Pray these people will honor the Lord by how they live their lives, and will be a shining testimony to others in their community.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray that those in the Kurmi community who are unable to care for themselves adequately will find help in their villages and in their community.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Kurmi, Hindu
People Name in Country Kurmi, Hindu
Population in Nepal 208,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Awadhia, Gangwar, Gowd, Kapu, Katiyar, Korma, Kunbi, Kurma, Mahto, Patchwar, Patel, Patidar, Sachan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kurmi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri (106,000) Maithili (62,000) Nepali (38,000) Awadhi (12,000)
Magar, Eastern (5,600) Hindi (5,200) Bantawa (500) Rajbanshi (500)
Bagheli (300) Angika (200) Bengali (100) Santhali (50)
Sonha (40) Kurux (20) Moikodi (20) Kudmali (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 106,000 Maithili 62,000
Nepali 38,000 Awadhi 12,000
Magar, Eastern 5,600 Hindi 5,200
Bantawa 500 Rajbanshi 500
Bagheli 300 Angika 200
Bengali 100 Santhali 50
Sonha 40 Kurux 20
Moikodi 20 Kudmali 20
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.05%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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