Bania, Agrahari in Nepal



Population

4,900

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Hiralal's face turned red with rage. His son had just asked him to seek a marriage agreement with the daughter of Mr. Sandeep Gupta. Ordinarily this would have been a joyful time. He would proudly arrange the meeting and begin the process leading to a wedding.
Hiralal's family runs a successful business near Delhi. The Guptas also have their own lucrative enterprise. But Hiralal is from the Agrahari people. The Guptas are from the Agarwals. Centuries ago the two groups were joined in the same caste. At some point a disagreement arose. No one remembers the cause, but now each group avoids the other. No one seems able to bring reconciliation between the two communities.


What Are Their Needs?

Any efforts to bring the message of Jesus to the Agraharis must remain sensitive to the differences between the Agrawals and the Agrahari groups. It is not enough to be sensitive to Hindu culture. The evangelist must respect the specific distinctions of the different groups.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Holy Spirit will win some from each of these two groups and use them to bring peace and reconciliation that will draw others to the Prince of Peace.
* Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send believers from the Agrahari group to reap souls from their own people.
*Pray that the Holy Spirit will stir a hunger and thirst for a righteousness that can only come from the true God of the universe.

References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


People Name General Bania, Agrahari
People Name in Country Bania, Agrahari
Population in Nepal 4,900
World Population 333,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agrahari bania, Agrahari Baniya, Agrahri, Agrari
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Agrahari
Ethnic Code CNN25
People ID 19689
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (4,300) Narayani (700)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (4,300) Narayani (700)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (1,300) Maithili (100) Hindi (90) Nepali
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 1,300 Maithili 100
Hindi 90 Nepali

For Main Lanugage: Bhojpuri


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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