Thakuria in India

Population

9,770

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Thakuria get their name from the Sanskrit term thakkura which means 'idol or deity'. It is a general honorific title used by nobles. The Thakuria are a smaller community found in districts of south-central Nepal and mainly Bihar, India. It is said among the Thakuria that they are the ancestors of the great emperor Aurangzeb's army of the 1600s. They claim to be descendents of the Rajput people of Rajasthan.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Thakuria have traditionally been landowners and have been known to manage property. They are 100% Muslim and hold to the traditions of the Sunni sect. They speak mainly Nepali in Nepal and Urdu in India. They practice the chhatti birth ceremony on the sixth day of the child and shadi marriage rituals. They eat meat and wheat is a staple grain for them.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Thakuria people, that their honorific name could be respected one day as warriors for the Lord who created their culture and died for each and everyone one of the Thakuria of Nepal and India.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Thakuria
People Name in Country Thakuria
ROP3 Code 113470
Joshua Project People ID 17980
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 9,770
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Thakrai,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 6,520 Bhojpuri 2,970 Maithili 400
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Thakuria
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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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%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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