Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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

Introduction / History

Whether they are Shia Muslim or Hindu, the Halalkhor people are Dalits, which gives them very low status in India or Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Halalkhor people live in West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Jharkhand states. A small number lives in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Halalkhor people work as scavengers, or sweepers, performing the lowest forms of manual labor. They sometimes work with sanitation, jobs which no one would want for two reasons. First of all, it is very unpleasant, and secondly, it makes other communities look down on them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Halalkhor people are either Shia or Sunni Muslims, but some are Hindus. As Dalits, they are less philosophical and more practical than higher caste Hindus. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Halalkhor people need to find their worth and dignity in having a relationship with Jesus Christ, the One who loves all peoples the same.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.

* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Hindu Halalkhor people.
* Pray for a movement of Halalkhor households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Halalkhor people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Halalkhor people.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halalkhor
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322082629_Who_is_the_true_Halalkhor_Genealogy_and_ethics_in_dalit_Muslim_oral_traditions


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Halalkhor (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Halalkhor (Hindu traditions)
World Population 11,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhangi; Halakhor; Halal Begi; Halkhor; Haluka; Mehtar; हललखोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16903
ROP3 Code 112196
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Narayani
1,600
Janakpur
1,400
Sagarmatha
600
Kosi
200
Bagmati
100
Gandaki
60
Lumbini
40
Seti
40
Mechi
40
Mahakali
30
Bheri
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Narayani 1,600
  Janakpur 1,400
  Sagarmatha 600
  Kosi 200
  Bagmati 100
  Gandaki 60
  Lumbini 40
  Seti 40
  Mechi 40
  Mahakali 30
  Bheri 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Maithili (3,200 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
1,000
Nepali
70
Bengali
50
Hindi
40
Primary Language Maithili (3,200 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 1,000
  Nepali 70
  Bengali 50
  Hindi 40
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1986-2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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