Nat, Muslim in Nepal



Population

800

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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 Nepal 800
World Population 165,000
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (500) Kosi (200) Bheri (90) Rapti (10)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (500) Kosi (200)
Bheri (90) Rapti (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (300) Nepali (200) Urdu (200) Maithili (60)
Awadhi (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 300 Nepali 200
Urdu 200 Maithili 60
Awadhi 30

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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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