Murao, Hindu traditions in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



In Murao marriage ceremonies, worship is performed by the priest at the gate of the house. This is followed by circling of the sacred fire seven times by the bride and the bridegroom. In their funeral ceremonies, before cremation, the head of the corpse is pierced with a bamboo. The Murao are mainly agriculturists. Some are employed in government and private jobs while others work as unskilled laborers.

Ministry Obstacles

Workers are needed to carry the good news of Jesus to the Murao community.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can use Gospel films and recordings, and they also need to care for the physical and material needs of the Murao community. Friendships need to be developed.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among this large community. However, please pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Murao community will have messengers of the good news of Christ sent to them. Pray for the Lord to open hearts to see and receive the living Christ.

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People Name General Murao, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Murao, Hindu traditions
Population in Nepal 1,800
World Population 2,489,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bandot, Haro, Karkata, Luidu, Murai, Murari, Muro, Muruva, Shitheo, Tigga, Tirki, Urao
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Murao, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 17708
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (500) Bagmati (400) Bheri (400) Mahakali (300)
Rapti (200) Seti (80)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (500) Bagmati (400)
Bheri (400) Mahakali (300)
Rapti (200) Seti (80)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Awadhi (700) Maithili (600) Bhojpuri (200) Hindi (100)
Nepali (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Awadhi 700 Maithili 600
Bhojpuri 200 Hindi 100
Nepali 50
For Primary Language: Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1820-1911)
New Testament Yes   (1996)
Complete Bible Yes   (2000-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Awadhi Language Film Film / Video
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Awadhi Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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