Kurmi, Hindu in Nepal

Population

224,000

Christian

0.05%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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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 Kurmi, Hindu
People Name in Country Kurmi, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112717
Joshua Project People ID 17334
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 224,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Awadhia, Gangwar, Gowd, Kapu, Katiyar, Korma, Kunbi, Kurma, Mahto, Patchwar, Patel, Patidar, Sachan,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 106,126 Maithili 62,130 Nepali 37,984 Awadhi 11,760
Magar, Eastern 5,622 Hindi 5,227 Bantawa 516 Rajbanshi 501
Bagheli 250 Angika 190 Bengali 123 Santhali 48
Sonha 40 Kurux 23 Moikodi 21 Kudmali 15
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kurmi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.05%
Christianity
0.05%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.84%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.04%
Unknown
0.02%
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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