Ahar in Nepal


Population
2,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Ahar is a sub-caste of the dominant shudra caste in India. Ahar are usually the people who own most of the land in the areas where they live. Ahar don't take up menial work as a profession and are thus ranked above the other shudras in the ritual caste hierarchy. Marriage of people in this community is restricted to other shudra subcastes. Ahar consider themselves to be Brahmin but real Brahmins do not like to mingle with them. They are Hindu by faith and worship Narsingdeo, their family deity and Ganwat, their village deity.


Ministry Obstacles

High caste communities may feel less need for a Savior than others do. Jesus said it is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.


Outreach Ideas

Indian Christians from high caste backgrounds may find it easiest to build relationships with the Ahar community. Prayer will be needed to prepare hearts.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be absolutely no one within the Ahar community who knows Christ as Savior, at the present time. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray for Scripture materials in both printed and recorded form, as well as for other materials to help them become firmly established in the faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Ahar caste will not be satisfied with their own righteousness. Pray they will deeply experience their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life. Pray for hungry hearts to know Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ahar
People Name in Country Ahar
Population in Nepal 2,000
World Population 1,439,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names आहार
People ID 16184
ROP3 Code 111289
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Lumbini
(1,100)
Mahakali
(400)
Bheri
(300)
Bagmati
(100)
Seti
(60)
Rapti
(40)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 6
  Lumbini (1,100)
  Mahakali (400)
  Bheri (300)
  Bagmati (100)
  Seti (60)
  Rapti (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Awadhi (1,400 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Kumaoni
(400)
Bhojpuri
(200)
Maithili
(60)
Nepali
(40)
People Groups Speaking Awadhi
Primary Language Awadhi (1,400 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Kumaoni (400)
  Bhojpuri (200)
  Maithili (60)
  Nepali (40)
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2000-2005)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video New Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous   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
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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