Nanbai in Nepal

Population

120

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Saleem slaps dough between his palms. Quickly the ball flattens and grows longer. Automatically he slaps the thin naan (bread) to the side wall inside his tandoor oven.
Saleem works on the street. He uses his bare hands to knead the dough, slap it into shape, and attach it in the oven. Soon he removes the steaming bread and serves me. His last name, Nanbai, tells me he comes from a community where fathers teach their young sons how to make naan. Likely, he will spend his life making naan, for he is a master at his craft. All countries in the sub-continent thrive on naan.
I comment, "Saleem, you are Muslim. Yet the Hindus accept you." He replies, "Sir, yes. I am Muslim. But my bread does not know the difference between Muslim and Hindu. We practice our faith in this Hindu country. As long as we do not cause problems for the Hindus, they allow us our religion."


Where are they Located?

The Nanbai form a tiny community in Nepal. Most of their people group lives in Pakistan or India. Muslim Nanbais are even rarer, for their people are mostly Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Bibles, Christian literature, and gospel recordings will find their way to Saleem and his fellow Nanbai bread makers.
* Pray that the Bread of Life, Jesus, will reveal himself to this isolated group.



People Name General Nanbai
People Name in Country Nanbai
Population in Nepal 120
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Nanbar, Nanpaz
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Nanbai
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Districts of Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, and Banke.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri (70) Nepali (50) Urdu (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 70 Nepali 50
Urdu 10
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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