The Pahari live in the Kathmandu Valley, and are regarded as a low caste people by the local society. They previously owned land on a communal basis, but their rights to the land have been usurped by higher caste groups. Paharis have developed a class structure within their own caste. Those who eat beef have even become untouchables to other Paharis. The worship of clan deities is a special festival for these people. During the full moon period in November they sacrifice animals and chickens to the Earth God, whom they call the King of the Earth.
The Pahari have a long history of following false gods, such as the Earth God.
The Church is growing in Nepal; increasing numbers of individuals are finding Jesus as savior. Pray the Lord will send Christians in other tribes to tell the Pahari of how they also can find new life in Jesus.
It is not likely that any of the Pahari community follow Jesus Christ at this time. But we can pray for those who will soon become his disciples.
This low caste group is said to suffer from lack of identity, not knowing where they fit in the local caste system. Please pray they will soon come to Christ and find their identity in Him.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||11|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Nepali (10,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||npi Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Nepali|
Primary Language: Nepali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1821-2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|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||Following Jesus (India, JF 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||New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)|
|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||OneHope resources for children and youth|