Koiri (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Saktiwan 1,200
Vaktiwan 1,200

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 for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within Koiri xxx people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they 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 297,000
World Population 8,441,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Janakpur
132,000
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Janakpur 132,000
  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
Language 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
Rangpuri
50
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
  Rangpuri 50
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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 (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 OneHope resources for children and youth
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
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.60 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: 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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