Namasudra, Hindu in Nepal



Population

1,120

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

As documented in British India Gazetteers and surveys and hearsay they are like many population groups of Bengal who were made outcast during the Sen Dynasty due to their defying nature and hunted to southern swamps till the Europeans came and they started migrating to the middle part of Bengal. The caste apartheid which ostracized them also to some extent protected them from mixing. However nowadays they are more or less accepted particularly among uprooted Bengali Hindu settlements.


Where are they Located?

They are found all over West Bengal, North East Indian States and to some extent all over India. But very few are found in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Naru and in Bangladesh.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their cultural life is very much like an average Bengali. They are hard-working, very lively, enthusiastic and conscious of their own identity. They were also very honest but after the division of India there has been great deterioration. Their economic condition is very bad. Average literacy is observed among them. The number of people with higher education has not been high. They are engaged in all kinds of professions but those living in villages are engaged in agriculture. A very small number of their population is doing government and private jobs.


What are Their Beliefs?

They believe in traditional Hinduism. But their community reformation started with one religious leader who believed in Monist Hinduism. His Name is Sri Sri Harichand Thakur. His son Guruchand and other descendants took charge of his unfinished work and now have become like a Holy Family of The Community.


What are Their Needs?

Their basic need is for economic restoration and socio-political rehabilitation. After the division of British India this community has mainly become uprooted refugees. A large section of this community is living below poverty line lacking all kinds of infrastructural facilities. They need economic boosting, jobs, better accommodations and better social acceptance.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Namasudra, Hindu
People Name in Country Namasudra, Hindu
Population in Nepal 1,100
World Population 8,255,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names canana, chanao, Chandal, chandel, Chanral, chattri, Khanda-Khatriya, Nama, Namassej, Namassut, Namasud, Namo, Verhudti
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Namasudra, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 17756
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Zone, and Saptari District of Sagarmatha Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mechi (700) Kosi (400) Bagmati (50) Mahakali (20)
Seti (10) Sagarmatha (10)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mechi (700) Kosi (400)
Bagmati (50) Mahakali (20)
Seti (10) Sagarmatha (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (800) Bengali (300) Nepali (200) Bhojpuri (200)
Rajbanshi (50) Bantawa (40) Hindi (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 800 Bengali 300
Nepali 200 Bhojpuri 200
Rajbanshi 50 Bantawa 40
Hindi 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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