Barhamu in Nepal

The Barhamu have only been reported in Nepal
Population
7,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Barhamu people live in Nepal, a nation that is hidden in the Himalayan Mountains. Tibetan Buddhism has come to them from the north, and Hinduism came to them from the south. This shows that no place is too remote for new ideas to take root. Nepal didn't open up to the outside world until 1950, and medical missionaries came at that time. They were not allowed to share the gospel, but their lives were a testimony of how the Holy Spirit could transform people. Today, there is a growing church in Nepal affecting many unreached people groups. Unfortunately, the church has not yet affected the Barhamu people.


Where Are they Located?

All of the Barhamu people live in the mountains of central Nepal. They are found mostly in the Gorkha and Tanahun districts.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Barhamu people have wedding processions where people join them as they noisily go from the groom's house to the home of the bride for the ceremony. They bring bread and fish, but also a rooster to slaughter for the wedding feast.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Even though they are forced to call themselves Hindus, they are essentially animists who worship the sun, the moon and the land.


What Are Their Needs?

The Barhamu people do not yet have a Bible translated into their language. Their homes need running drinkable water.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God would raise up His people who will take the gospel of Christ to the Barhamu people of Nepal.
* Pray that soon there will be a Christ-ward movement among them that will transform their communities.
* Pray that this people group, so precious to the Lord, will turn from worshipping created things to worshipping the only creator, and His son, Jesus Christ.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/barhamu-aka-baramu-people-of-nepal/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/PeopleDetails.aspx?rop3=101059
http://www.ncard.org.np/categorydetail/barhamu-or-baramu.html
http://worldbibles.org/language_detail/eng/brd/Barhamu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-12511455


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-05
People Name General Barhamu
People Name in Country Barhamu
Population in Nepal 7,600
World Population 7,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baram, Baramu, Brahmu, बारहामऊ
People ID 10687
ROP3 Code 101059
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Takhu village in North Gorkha District of Gandaki Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Gandaki
(6,700)
Bagmati
(600)
Kosi
(100)
Narayani
(90)
Lumbini
(90)
Sagarmatha
(50)
Bheri
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Takhu village in North Gorkha District of Gandaki Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 7
  Gandaki (6,700)
  Bagmati (600)
  Kosi (100)
  Narayani (90)
  Lumbini (90)
  Sagarmatha (50)
  Bheri (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (7,200 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Baram
(600)
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (7,200 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Baram (600)
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.76 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.25 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.79 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.19 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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