Thakuria in Nepal



Population

2,920

Christian

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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thakuria
People Name in Country Thakuria
Population in Nepal 2,900
World Population 13,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Thakrai
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General Thakuria
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17980
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (1,600) Bheri (1,500) Bagmati (80) Dhawalagiri (70)
Gandaki (40) Seti (30) Lumbini (10)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (1,600) Bheri (1,500)
Bagmati (80) Dhawalagiri (70)
Gandaki (40) Seti (30)
Lumbini (10)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (1,000) Nepali (800) Urdu (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 1,000 Nepali 800
Urdu 100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
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 Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
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 (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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