Bote-Majhi in Nepal

The Bote-Majhi have only been reported in Nepal
Population
11,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Bote tribes such as the Majhi have lived in Nepal for centuries.


Where Are they Located?

The Bote-Majhi speakers live in central Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today, Nepal is trying to preserve the environment in lands where the Bote peoples have hunted and fished for centuries. This situation has made it impossible for them to provide for themselves. The Nepali government is in the process of trying to get Bote people involved with conservation efforts and eco-tourism so they can earn a living. However, such jobs will not provide for everyone who needs one. People who speak Bote languages like Majhi are in the process of switching to Nepali.


What Are Their Beliefs?

More than 99 percent of the Bote-Majhi people of Nepal are Hindus. Less than one percent of them have put their faith in Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bote-Majhi speakers need to be able to find new livelihoods as the outside world is closing in on their traditional way of life.


Prayer Points

* Pray for believers to train these people in new marketable skills that will help them adjust to their new circumstances.
* Pray for spiritual openness among all Bote peoples in Nepal.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them.


References

http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=6182
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjXyfX6J74c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY-JYV2D4Ak
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bote-Darai_language
http://botesamaj.blogspot.com


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bote-Majhi
People Name in Country Bote-Majhi
Population in Nepal 11,000
World Population 11,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names बोते-माझी
People ID 16514
ROP3 Code 111686
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chitawan District of Narayani Zone. Near Kumhali.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Lumbini
(3,700)
Narayani
(3,200)
Gandaki
(1,700)
Mechi
(600)
Janakpur
(400)
Rapti
(400)
Mahakali
(300)
Sagarmatha
(200)
Seti
(200)
Bagmati
(100)
Dhaulagiri
(100)
Bheri
(100)
Kosi
(80)
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 Chitawan District of Narayani Zone. Near Kumhali..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 13
  Lumbini (3,700)
  Narayani (3,200)
  Gandaki (1,700)
  Mechi (600)
  Janakpur (400)
  Rapti (400)
  Mahakali (300)
  Sagarmatha (200)
  Seti (200)
  Bagmati (100)
  Dhaulagiri (100)
  Bheri (100)
  Kosi (80)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bote (7,100 speakers)
Language Code bmj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Nepali
(3,800)
Dotyali
(20)
People Groups Speaking Bote
Primary Language Bote (7,100 speakers)
Language Code bmj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Nepali (3,800)
  Dotyali (20)
People Groups Speaking Bote

Primary Language:  Bote

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.24 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.87 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Bote Research Community 
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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