Nat, Muslim in India



Population

134,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Greatest Sacrifice

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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
World Population 161,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajania, Bajania Nat, Bazigar, Bhanumati, Dapad, Gulgulia, Kalbelia, Karnat, Kutchwandh, Nut, Parnewala, Rai Nat, Sanchia, Sapela, Sapera, Sapera muslim
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Nat, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17631
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (100,000) Bihar (17,000) Madhya Pradesh (12,000) Uttarakhand (4,800)
Jharkhand (1,100) West Bengal (600) Rajasthan (100) Odisha (30)
Andaman and Nicobar (10)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (100,000) Bihar (17,000)
Madhya Pradesh (12,000) Uttarakhand (4,800)
Jharkhand (1,100) West Bengal (600)
Rajasthan (100) Odisha (30)
Andaman and Nicobar (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  11  (up to 20 largest 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

For Main Lanugage: Urdu


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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