Darjee in Nepal


Population
452,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They are non-vegetarian, and rice is their staple cereal. The Darjee women play a significant role in their economy by plucking tea-leaves in tea gardens for wages. The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring. They regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and also worship Vandevta. The Darjee are traditional musicians. The Nepali Brahmin do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.


Ministry Obstacles

The Darjee had a literacy rate of 31% in the 1981 census, and has probably not improved much since then.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers to carry the Gospel of Christ to these people, especially in oral form. Several exposures to the Gospel message are usually required.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among this low caste community, that they will follow Christ with zeal and holiness. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Darjee community to increasingly be drawn to the man Jesus Christ, to be curious about him and his teachings.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-20
People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
Population in Nepal 452,000
World Population 522,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Charmarla, Damai, Dami, Darzo, Dhamai, Dhami, Dhamin, Dholi, Dosad, Goparia, Gorkha, Karigarh, Karoria, Kurenor, Kurerior, Madhukatta, Master, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, दर्जी
People ID 16664
ROP3 Code 111878
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)
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Gandaki
52,000
Bheri
48,000
Lumbini
44,000
Rapti
43,000
Seti
42,000
Bagmati
40,000
Kosi
31,000
Dhaulagiri
29,000
Mechi
25,000
Janakpur
22,000
Sagarmatha
22,000
Mahakali
21,000
Narayani
18,000
Karnali
13,000
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)
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Gandaki 52,000
  Bheri 48,000
  Lumbini 44,000
  Rapti 43,000
  Seti 42,000
  Bagmati 40,000
  Kosi 31,000
  Dhaulagiri 29,000
  Mechi 25,000
  Janakpur 22,000
  Sagarmatha 22,000
  Mahakali 21,000
  Narayani 18,000
  Karnali 13,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (432,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Dotyali
28,000
Bhojpuri
3,000
Bantawa
2,600
Maithili
1,500
Humla
1,200
Musasa
900
Chamling
900
Sonha
600
Awadhi
100
Angika
80
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (432,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Dotyali 28,000
  Bhojpuri 3,000
  Bantawa 2,600
  Maithili 1,500
  Humla 1,200
  Musasa 900
  Chamling 900
  Sonha 600
  Awadhi 100
  Angika 80
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
0.88 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.01 %
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Map Source Global Mapping Intl / Omid / Joshua Project  
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.




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