Hajam in Nepal


Population
36,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hajams or Hajjams are also known as the Nai Muslims or Turuk Navid in India. There is a long-standing tradition of the Hajam being hair-cutters, barbers and manicurist. The Hajams are found in nearly every part of India and most of Pakistan. In Nepal they can be found in almost any part of the Terai region.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Hajam remains a respected caste of hair-cutters (hajamat). In some areas the Hajams are the owners of barber shops and salons. In the Muslim community they can often be an active part of the community as hair-trimming for major family events like weddings and funerals can involve them. Even minor ritual surgeries like circumcision can be conducted by some Hajam. In some communities they can also be match-makers and some women assist with childbirth. Though they are Sunni Muslims, married women will often be distinguished by a nose-stud and the "bindi" dot on the forehead. They are not vegetarian and will eat beef with their rice, wheat or maize. In Nepal they speak Nepali as well as Bhojpuri, Urdu as well as Maithili.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a little to no ministry among the Hajams although they are a fairly large Muslim group in Nepal. Even though their community can be slow to adopt new medicine and technology this group remains a strategic people to reach with the Gospel as they have far-reaching connection into the Muslim community socially.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-03
People Name General Hajam
People Name in Country Hajam
Population in Nepal 36,000
World Population 4,420,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Amrewal, Awadhi, Awadhia, Awari, Bahti, Banbiro, Banvaru, Bhandari, Chabang, Chirath, Dhanwal, Didhia, Ghaijo, Hajjam, Hazam, Jadowal, Jallan, Jarrah, Juvwa, Kaila, Kaith, Kalseru Navaliga, Kanaujia, Karagar, Kelasi, Kelasi Mhali, Khabas, Khalasi, Khalifa, Khalipha, Khurakar, Kshaurak, Mangala, Matkos, Matwal, Mundu, Musalman, Muslim Nai, Nabhik, Nadig, Nai, Nai Muslim, Naia, Napit, Narasundar, Nava, Navaliga, Navid, Nawid, Nayeebrahman, Nayinda, Nhavi, Niaria, Ossan, Ossatha, Osta, Panwari, Paramanik, Punwari, Raja, Rajaji, Sanmukh, Shil, Ustadji, Valand, Valand Nadig, Varik, Vavdichaksi, Wadhi, Wadhio
People ID 19655
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 12
Narayani (14,000) Lumbini (7,400) Bheri (6,400) Janakpur (2,800)
Kosi (1,200) Bagmati (1,100) Sagarmatha (1,000) Mechi (1,000)
Rapti (500) Gandaki (400) Seti (200) Mahakali (20)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 12
Narayani (14,000) Lumbini (7,400)
Bheri (6,400) Janakpur (2,800)
Kosi (1,200) Bagmati (1,100)
Sagarmatha (1,000) Mechi (1,000)
Rapti (500) Gandaki (400)
Seti (200) Mahakali (20)
Primary Language: Urdu (18,000 speakers)
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (13,000) Maithili (3,900) Nepali (1,200) Awadhi (700)
Dotyali (60)
Primary Language: Urdu (18,000 speakers)
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (13,000) Maithili (3,900)
Nepali (1,200) Awadhi (700)
Dotyali (60)
For Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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