Gharti in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Gharti, (or Bhujel) are considered an offshoot of the Indian Chettri who, due to poverty, served royal families and nobles as bonded laborers, palanquin-bearers (an enclosed litter), and water-carriers. Traditionally, the men were palanquin-bearers and the women water-carriers, but today most labor on farms. Vermilion and a bead necklace are the symbols of married women. The services of a Brahmin are sought for performing birth, marriage and death rituals. They worship deities such as Kali, Lakshmi and Kanchyaga.


Ministry Obstacles

Nepal does not provide a welcome to Christian missionaries.


Outreach Ideas

A number of Gharti have reported themselves as Christians to the census in India and Nepal. Please pray these Christians will become firmly grounded as believers, able to carry to carry the Gospel effectively to their entire community in Nepal and India.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for Gharti Christians to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, as well as in numbers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Gharti people in Nepal and India will be given a growing desire to know the creator God, the one who transcends his creation yet offers to be a friend of those who will come to him through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gharti
People Name in Country Gharti
Population in Nepal 115,000
World Population 137,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bhujel, Gharati, Khawas, Western Chepang, घार्ती
People ID 11879
ROP3 Code 103332
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Gandaki
27,000
Bagmati
17,000
Kosi
15,000
Janakpur
15,000
Sagarmatha
12,000
Mechi
9,800
Lumbini
8,400
Narayani
6,500
Rapti
1,600
Dhaulagiri
1,600
Bheri
400
Karnali
200
Mahakali
100
Seti
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Gandaki 27,000
  Bagmati 17,000
  Kosi 15,000
  Janakpur 15,000
  Sagarmatha 12,000
  Mechi 9,800
  Lumbini 8,400
  Narayani 6,500
  Rapti 1,600
  Dhaulagiri 1,600
  Bheri 400
  Karnali 200
  Mahakali 100
  Seti 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (99,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bhujel
16,000
Bantawa
1,100
Maithili
500
Thulung
500
Bhojpuri
400
Chamling
200
Khaling
200
Dotyali
100
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (99,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bhujel 16,000
  Bantawa 1,100
  Maithili 500
  Thulung 500
  Bhojpuri 400
  Chamling 200
  Khaling 200
  Dotyali 100
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
Bible-NT Text 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 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: नेपाली - Nepali
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
1.38 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.23 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.32 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


Copyright © 2018 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.