Kurmi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Baiswar 1,700
Jaiswar 1,700
Gangwar 1,500
Sachin 1,500
Saiswar 1,500
Sanadhya 1,500

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Kurmi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kurmi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation koor-MEE
World Population 19,450,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Awadhia; Gangwar; Gowd; Kapu; Katiyar; Korma; Kunbi; Kurma; Mahto; Patanwar; Patchwar; Patel; Patidar; Sachan; कुर्मी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17334
ROP3 Code 112717
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 14
Largest States
Narayani
110,000
Lumbini
55,000
Janakpur
30,000
Bheri
11,000
Sagarmatha
3,500
Kosi
2,500
Mechi
1,500
Bagmati
1,200
Seti
500
Gandaki
300
Rapti
100
Karnali
40
Mahakali
40
Dhaulagiri
10
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 14
  Narayani 110,000
  Lumbini 55,000
  Janakpur 30,000
  Bheri 11,000
  Sagarmatha 3,500
  Kosi 2,500
  Mechi 1,500
  Bagmati 1,200
  Seti 500
  Gandaki 300
  Rapti 100
  Karnali 40
  Mahakali 40
  Dhaulagiri 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (97,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language 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
Rangpuri
200
Kurux: Kisan
100
Bengali
30
Kumaoni
30
Primary Language Bhojpuri (97,000 speakers)
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
  Rangpuri 200
  Kurux: Kisan 100
  Bengali 30
  Kumaoni 30
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF 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 Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Rakeshkurmi85  Creative Commons  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.