Sarki in Nepal

Population

351,000

Christian

0.95%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The traditional and primary occupation of the Sarki was shoe-making, but nowadays only a few among them are occupied as leather-workers or cobblers. They have family deities and a village deity. Some of their deities are Santala Devi, Maidevta and Dat Kali. Their witchdoctor is called lama or jhankri.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Sarki is very different than those of a monotheist, who believes in one God who is creator of all.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is building his church in the region. His Spirit is active. Pray that Christian workers will include the Sarki community in their outreach.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are some Christians among the Sarki community. Pray they become more than cultural Christians, instead becoming zealous disciples of Christ, trusting him fully with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with worshiping the gods of this age, but rather will hunger to know the creator God and his Son who came to give them life.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Sarki
People Name in Country Sarki
Population in Nepal 351,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cobbier, Sarkar, Tapa, Tapoli, Thapa
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Sarki
Ethnic Code CNN25k
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country East and south central.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali (378,000) Bantawa (6,300) Newar (5,500) Kulung (2,400)
Bhojpuri (2,200) Maithili (1,600) Musasa (1,400) Rajbanshi (800)
Rawat (600) Kayort (500) Chamling (500) Kham, Western Parbate (400)
Kham, Sheshi (400) Bhujel (400) Kham, Gamale (200) Sonha (200)
Walungge (200) Lumba-Yakkha (200) Dungmali (200) Thulung (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 378,000 Bantawa 6,300
Newar 5,500 Kulung 2,400
Bhojpuri 2,200 Maithili 1,600
Musasa 1,400 Rajbanshi 800
Rawat 600 Kayort 500
Chamling 500 Kham, Western Parbate 400
Kham, Sheshi 400 Bhujel 400
Kham, Gamale 200 Sonha 200
Walungge 200 Lumba-Yakkha 200
Dungmali 200 Thulung 100
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
1.56%
Christianity
0.95%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
97.30%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.09%
Unknown
0.09%
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