Nat, Muslim in India

Population

134,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Nat or Nut peoples name is derived from the Sanskrit word nata which means 'dancer'. They are a traditional occupational caste known for dancing and singing. The Nat have a generally lower caste status or in some states of India they are a Scheduled Caste. The Nat Muslim can be found in north India by the names Nar, Naitak or Natak, though a large majority of the Nat are Hindus. About 25% of Nat are Muslims.


What are Their Lives Like?

As traditional dancers and acrobats that are often semi-nomadic, the Nat Muslims can still be found in acrobatic events and as singers, dancers or unskilled labourers. Men and women are known to sing and play the flute or dholak. Tattooing is common for women especially on the forehead. The Nat Muslims of Nepal speak Bhojpuri and Nepali. The Nat follow Sunni Muslim traditions and are non-vegetarian. They can be given in child marriages and nuclear families can be more common than extended families among them. The Nat Muslims tend to have a very low literacy rate.


What are Their Needs?

It is possible that the Nat Muslim in the lower castes would be open to the Gospel but very few have ever tried and even fewer have worked with the Nat Muslim of Nepal! Small business development and micro loans could likely be a big encouragement to this entrepreneurial people group.




Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Nat, Muslim
People Name in Country Nat, Muslim
Population in India 134,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajania, Bajania Nat, Bazigar, Bhanumati, Gulgulia, Kalbelia, Karnat, Kutchwandh, Parnewala, Rai Nat, Sanchia, Sapera
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Nat, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu (118,000) Bhojpuri (13,000) Maithili (1,700) Bengali (800)
Awadhi (800) Bundeli (600) Garhwali (600) Magahi (300)
Merwari (100) Dhundari (100) Oriya (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 118,000 Bhojpuri 13,000
Maithili 1,700 Bengali 800
Awadhi 800 Bundeli 600
Garhwali 600 Magahi 300
Merwari 100 Dhundari 100
Oriya 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCB
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language

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 %
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