Bania, Marwadi in Nepal

Population

28,100

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

To most people, work and business holds a high priority in life. To the Marwadi Banias, business is the top priority in life. Through the centuries, the Marwadi Banias have managed to run successful businesses all over India. More recently they have begun to run international businesses. In 2005, Forbes magazine listed Marwadi individuals as making up two percent of the billionaires in the world! Along with business the Marwadis see family and unity as high priorities.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Marwadi people know how to build bridges of trust within their local business relationships. Because of this trust, they can successfully market their business ventures through word of mouth to people from all kinds of communities throughout India.
Imagine what would happen if Marwadi communities made the decision to follow Christ! This would not only impact and change the Marwadis, but as the Holy Spirit transforms them, they can be a blessing to all of India.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Marwadi elders will soon hear and respond to the Words of Christ, and that their communities will be transformed so that they will be a blessing to all they deal with.
* Pray that they will be able to put finances in their proper place.
* Pray for God to send business people who love the Lord to build relationships with these Hindus.

References

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



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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bania, Marwadi
People Name in Country Bania, Marwadi
ROP3 Code 115166
Joshua Project People ID 19714
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 28,100
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Marwadi, Vaisya,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marwari 13,389 Hindi 5,575 Maithili 3,848 Bhojpuri 2,591
Awadhi 1,060 Nepali 452 Sindhi 25
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Marwadi
Ethnic Code CNN25
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.43%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
97.38%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
2.03%
Unknown
0.17%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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