Gharti in Nepal


Population
114,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 114,000
World Population 136,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 14
Largest States
Gandaki (27,000) Bagmati (17,000) Kosi (15,000)
Janakpur (15,000) Sagarmatha (12,000) Mechi (9,700)
Lumbini (8,400) Narayani (6,400) Rapti (1,600)
Dhaulagiri (1,500) Bheri (400) Karnali (200)
Mahakali (100) Seti (100)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 14
Gandaki (27,000) Bagmati (17,000)
Kosi (15,000) Janakpur (15,000)
Sagarmatha (12,000) Mechi (9,700)
Lumbini (8,400) Narayani (6,400)
Rapti (1,600) Dhaulagiri (1,500)
Bheri (400) Karnali (200)
Mahakali (100) Seti (100)
Primary Language: Nepali (99,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: npi   Ethnologue Listing
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)
Primary Language: Nepali (99,000 speakers)   People group listing
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)
Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
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 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 World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
2.12 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.63 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.78 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.47 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   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


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