Manihar in Nepal



Population

1,800

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Manihar have a name derived from two Sanskrit words, mana and kara. Mana meaning 'precious stone' and kara meaning 'maker'. Therefore the Manihar have been known for their occupation of making and selling glass, lac or ivory bangles for many years. Over half of a million Manihar are spread over Pakistan, north India and Nepal. They can be found in nine different zones of Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The business of making and selling of bangles has long been the livelihood of Manihar communities. Due to the limited availability of elephant tusks for ivory, many bangles and beads now are manufactured in plastics. Today some Manihar take other jobs including tailoring. The literacy rate among the Manihar tends to be low. They speak primary Nepali and use Urdu and Bhojpuri in Nepal and mainly Urdu and Hindi in India. They are Sunni Muslims and tend to share foods with other Muslim families but traditionally do not allow marriage outside their community. Siddiqi can be a common surname.


What Are Their Needs?

In India workers are just beginning to work among the larger populations but in Nepal the work has yet to begin. Pray for individuals with a Muslim background that can begin work among them in this Hindu background nation.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-21
People Name General Manihar
People Name in Country Manihar
Population in Nepal 1,800
World Population 634,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chudigar, Churigar, Churihar, Churihara, Churiwala, Gangapati, Ishani, Kachchhani, Kachera, Kanchar, Kanchera, Ladani, Lakhari, Lakhera, Lakheri, Lalchera, Mangnyar, Mangnyar Muslim, Maniar, Pandiyar Manihar, Shekhawati, Shishgar, Sishgar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Manihar
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17446
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (600) Bheri (500) Lumbini (500) Rapti (200)
Bagmati (30) Seti (20) Gandaki (10)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (600) Bheri (500)
Lumbini (500) Rapti (200)
Bagmati (30) Seti (20)
Gandaki (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (800) Nepali (800) Urdu (300) Awadhi (100)
Maithili (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 800 Nepali 800
Urdu 300 Awadhi 100
Maithili 40

For Main Lanugage: 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: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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