Pod in Nepal



Population

90

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

With a gentle touch, Anindita, the bride, applied sandalwood paste to the forehead of Chiman, her groom, as their marriage ceremony was concluding. Chiman then placed a dot of bright red sindoor paste in the center of her forehead. After six years of waiting, she was now his wife. Both sets of parents planned this wedding, even though they came from two different clans within their Pod tribe in India. She would wear the red dot on her forehead each day to bring good luck to her husband. Proudly, Anindita felt she would receive the blessing of the Hindu goddess Sati which would in turn bring honor to Chiman. She also was proud of the small piece of land her father gave them as her dowry.

West Bengal is the home of almost three million Hindu Pod people. They prefer to be called Poundra. Their name means lotus. They are divided into a number of clans. The majority live by farming small tracts of land. Some of these Dalits own their own land. The landless among them work in other occupations such as fishing, carpentry and bamboo work. Education has become important to them and they work hard so their children can attend school.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian Dalits will be witnesses to these people.
* Pray that Christian literature will be provided as their literacy is increasing.
* May the Pod people soon know God's gift of salvation.


People Name General Pod
People Name in Country Pod
Population in Nepal 90
World Population 3,024,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bartiya, Padmaraj, Padmaraja, Paundra, Paundra Kshatriya, Pondara, Pondari, Poundara Kshatriya, Poundra, Pundari, Pundarika, Punro, Sapui
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Pod
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 17896
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:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sagarmatha (80) Kosi (30) Mahakali (20) Janakpur (20)
Bagmati (20) Seti (10) Mechi (10) Lumbini (10)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sagarmatha (80) Kosi (30)
Mahakali (20) Janakpur (20)
Bagmati (20) Seti (10)
Mechi (10) Lumbini (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (90) Bengali (80) Bhojpuri (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 90 Bengali 80
Bhojpuri 30
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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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