Pashtun, Northern in Nepal


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Kakar 400

Introduction / History

The Pushtun (Pashtun or Pathan), are a large and distinctive Muslim community living primarily in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal. The Pushtun cluster of peoples is near 50 million individuals. The Northern Pushtun number over 30 million and live primarily in Pakistan and India. They trace their heritage all the way back to King Saul, the first Hebrew king. In Afghanistan many Taliban come from this ethnic group. Some Pushtun settled in the mountains of India and Nepal during their years of Muslim conquest.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Pushtun today can be found as landowners across north India and Nepal. They have a mix of urban and rural ways of living; the rural being closer to their traditional nomadic and warrior-like ways. The Northern Pushtun keep to a long-held code of conduct called the Patkhtunwali or 'way of the Pushtun'. Courage, honour, risk-taking, assertiveness and hospitality are all key elements of the Patkhtunwali. They are virtually 100% Sunni Muslim in Nepal and India. The men wear turbans, colourful vests over long-sleeved shirts and loose-fitting trousers. Women wear a salwar and a headcovering called a 'chadar.' There are distinct clans and sub-clans within the Northern Pushtun and women are guarded closely against inter-marrying.


What Are Their Needs?

As devoted Muslims and sometimes fanatical Muslims the Northern Pushtun represent a significant challenge to the Nepal church. Pray for the supernatural witness of miracles and dreams to be used for bringing key individuals to Christ in this influential community. There are no known believers or workers among them in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Pashtun, Northern
People Name in Country Pashtun, Northern
Population in Nepal 8,900
World Population 40,485,700
Total Countries 20
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Afghan, Eastern Pashto, Eastern Pathan, Khan Saheb, Khans, Musalman, Paktoons, Pashtun, Western, Pathan, Pushtun, Pushtun Afghan, Safi, Shafi, Western Pathan, पश्तून, नॉर्दर्न
People ID 14256
ROP3 Code 107909
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 12
Largest States
Lumbini
3,900
Kosi
1,200
Narayani
1,000
Bheri
1,000
Janakpur
500
Bagmati
400
Mechi
300
Rapti
200
Sagarmatha
200
Gandaki
80
Seti
80
Dhaulagiri
30
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 12
  Lumbini 3,900
  Kosi 1,200
  Narayani 1,000
  Bheri 1,000
  Janakpur 500
  Bagmati 400
  Mechi 300
  Rapti 200
  Sagarmatha 200
  Gandaki 80
  Seti 80
  Dhaulagiri 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (7,900 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
1,000
Maithili
300
Marwari
80
Other People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (7,900 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 1,000
  Maithili 300
  Marwari 80
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source George Gavrus 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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