Kurmi, Hindu in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



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 228,000
World Population 19,389,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Awadhia, Gangwar, Gowd, Kapu, Katiyar, Korma, Kunbi, Kurma, Mahto, Patanwar, Patchwar, Patel, Patidar, Sachan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kurmi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17334
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)
Narayani (116,000) Lumbini (58,000) Janakpur (32,000) Bheri (12,000)
Sagarmatha (3,700) Kosi (2,700) Mechi (1,600) Bagmati (1,200)
Seti (500) Gandaki (300) Rapti (200) Mahakali (40)
Dhawalagiri (10)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (116,000) Lumbini (58,000)
Janakpur (32,000) Bheri (12,000)
Sagarmatha (3,700) Kosi (2,700)
Mechi (1,600) Bagmati (1,200)
Seti (500) Gandaki (300)
Rapti (200) Mahakali (40)
Dhawalagiri (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (97,000) Maithili (82,000) Awadhi (47,000) Hindi (2,100)
Magahi (800) Nepali (500) Angika (300) Bagheli (300)
Dotyali (200) Rajbanshi (200) Kumaoni (30) Bengali (30)
Moikodi Sonha
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 97,000 Maithili 82,000
Awadhi 47,000 Hindi 2,100
Magahi 800 Nepali 500
Angika 300 Bagheli 300
Dotyali 200 Rajbanshi 200
Kumaoni 30 Bengali 30
Moikodi Sonha
For Primary Language: Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri 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
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.94 %
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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
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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