Darjee in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Prayer Focus

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 Darjee community to increasingly be drawn to the man Jesus Christ, to be curious about him and his teachings. Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His Gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Darjee in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-20
People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
Population this Country 540,000
Population all Countries 598,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (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
62,000
Bheri
57,000
Lumbini
52,000
Seti
49,000
Bagmati
47,000
Rapti
44,000
Kosi
37,000
Dhaulagiri
35,000
Mechi
29,000
Janakpur
27,000
Sagarmatha
26,000
Mahakali
25,000
Karnali
22,000
Narayani
21,000
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Gandaki 62,000
  Bheri 57,000
  Lumbini 52,000
  Seti 49,000
  Bagmati 47,000
  Rapti 44,000
  Kosi 37,000
  Dhaulagiri 35,000
  Mechi 29,000
  Janakpur 27,000
  Sagarmatha 26,000
  Mahakali 25,000
  Karnali 22,000
  Narayani 21,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (432,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
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
Magar, Western: Western Palpa
60
Raute
50
Primary Language Nepali (432,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
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
  Magar, Western: Western Palpa 60
  Raute 50
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  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
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 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Bijaya2043 - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more