Koiri (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
296,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Koiri believe they are the descendents of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahmin priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies. The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need and opportunity to know and follow Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord, and will honor him with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Koiri community will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koiri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 296,000
World Population 8,758,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dangi, Khoira, Koeri, Koir, Koiri, Koiry, Kuiri, Kushwaha, Mauriya, Mour, Murao, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, कोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17236
ROP3 Code 112604
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Janakpur
(131,000)
Narayani
(65,000)
Sagarmatha
(44,000)
Kosi
(34,000)
Lumbini
(16,000)
Bagmati
(3,200)
Bheri
(1,600)
Mechi
(1,200)
Gandaki
(400)
Seti
(100)
Dhaulagiri
(60)
Rapti
(50)
Mahakali
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 13
  Janakpur (131,000)
  Narayani (65,000)
  Sagarmatha (44,000)
  Kosi (34,000)
  Lumbini (16,000)
  Bagmati (3,200)
  Bheri (1,600)
  Mechi (1,200)
  Gandaki (400)
  Seti (100)
  Dhaulagiri (60)
  Rapti (50)
  Mahakali (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (230,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
(68,000)
Awadhi
(3,400)
Nepali
(1,600)
Hindi
(1,400)
Magahi
(1,000)
Angika
(1,000)
Bengali
(200)
Rajbanshi
(50)
People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Language Maithili (230,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (68,000)
  Awadhi (3,400)
  Nepali (1,600)
  Hindi (1,400)
  Magahi (1,000)
  Angika (1,000)
  Bengali (200)
  Rajbanshi (50)
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible 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 Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
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 Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.26 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.64 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
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


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