Kurmi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
223,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Kurmi are believed to be descendants of some of the earliest Aryan immigrants to India and come from the Kshatriyas (warrior caste) who became farmers. Kurmi are known in India as the chief agricultural caste. Modern Kurmi are relatively prosperous and educated. Their lifestyle is associated with farming and trading. Due to their agricultural link, the Kurmi are viewed as one of the 'backward' or lower castes. Some Kurmi have formed a national movement in the northern and eastern Indian regions for advocacy purposes. The Kurmi are Hindu, and worship Ram, Shankar, Hanuman, Vishnu, Niranjan, Nagdeo, and other dieties. Girls among the Kurmi receive education up to the primary level while boys are encouraged to study further.


Ministry Obstacles

Much spiritual darkness and opposition to the Gospel is found throughout South Asia. Only the Lord can bring light to the darkness.


Outreach Ideas

The overall population of Kurmi is very large. Pray there will be many interactions with true believers everywhere they live who will obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share Christ with them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few Kurmi in Nepal have reported themselves as Christians to the census. Pray these people will honor the Lord by how they live their lives, and will be a shining testimony to others in their community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray that those in the Kurmi community who are unable to care for themselves adequately will find help in their villages and in their community.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 223,000
World Population 19,909,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Awadhia, Gangwar, Gowd, Kapu, Katiyar, Korma, Kunbi, Kurma, Mahto, Patanwar, Patchwar, Patel, Patidar, Sachan, कुर्मी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17334
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Narayani (113,000) Lumbini (57,000) Janakpur (31,000)
Bheri (12,000) Sagarmatha (3,600) Kosi (2,600)
Mechi (1,600) Bagmati (1,200) Seti (500)
Gandaki (300) Rapti (200) Mahakali (40)
Dhaulagiri (10)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 13
Narayani (113,000) Lumbini (57,000)
Janakpur (31,000) Bheri (12,000)
Sagarmatha (3,600) Kosi (2,600)
Mechi (1,600) Bagmati (1,200)
Seti (500) Gandaki (300)
Rapti (200) Mahakali (40)
Dhaulagiri (10)
Primary Language: Bhojpuri (97,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bho   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (82,000) Awadhi (47,000) Hindi (2,100)
Magahi (800) Nepali (500) Angika (300)
Bagheli (300) Dotyali (200) Rajbanshi (200)
Kurux: Kisan (100) Bengali (30) Kumaoni (30)
Primary Language: Bhojpuri (97,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (82,000) Awadhi (47,000)
Hindi (2,100) Magahi (800)
Nepali (500) Angika (300)
Bagheli (300) Dotyali (200)
Rajbanshi (200) Kurux: Kisan (100)
Bengali (30) Kumaoni (30)
Primary Language: Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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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 Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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 Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
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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