Sarki in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



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  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-22
People Name General Sarki
People Name in Country Sarki
Population in Nepal 344,000
World Population 384,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chamar, Cobbier, Karighar, Karikar, Mistri, Sarkar, Tapa, Tapoli, Thapa
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Sarki
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 18035
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gandaki (64,000) Bagmati (47,000) Lumbini (41,000) Mahakali (28,000)
Bheri (28,000) Dhawalagiri (25,000) Janakpur (24,000) Seti (24,000)
Sagarmatha (21,000) Kosi (18,000) Karnali (14,000) Narayani (9,800)
Mechi (8,600) Rapti (8,400)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gandaki (64,000) Bagmati (47,000)
Lumbini (41,000) Mahakali (28,000)
Bheri (28,000) Dhawalagiri (25,000)
Janakpur (24,000) Seti (24,000)
Sagarmatha (21,000) Kosi (18,000)
Karnali (14,000) Narayani (9,800)
Mechi (8,600) Rapti (8,400)
Languages & Dialects on file:  29  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (339,000) Dotyali (8,800) Newar: Newari (2,300) Bantawa (1,700)
Bhojpuri (1,300) Maithili (1,100) Chamling (900) Musasa (800)
Rawat (600) Kham, Western Parbate (400) Kham, Sheshi (400) Kham, Gamale (200)
Sonha (200) Rajbanshi (200) Lumba-Yakkha (200) Nepalese Sign Language (90)
Awadhi (80) Helambu Sherpa (70) Magar, Western (70) Khaling (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 339,000 Dotyali 8,800
Newar: Newari 2,300 Bantawa 1,700
Bhojpuri 1,300 Maithili 1,100
Chamling 900 Musasa 800
Rawat 600 Kham, Western Parbate 400
Kham, Sheshi 400 Kham, Gamale 200
Sonha 200 Rajbanshi 200
Lumba-Yakkha 200 Nepalese Sign Language 90
Awadhi 80 Helambu Sherpa 70
Magar, Western 70 Khaling 40

For Main Lanugage: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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 Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
1.59 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
96.93 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.08 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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