Murao (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
1,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

In Murao marriage ceremonies, worship is performed by the priest at the gate of the house. This is followed by circling of the sacred fire seven times by the bride and the bridegroom. In their funeral ceremonies, before cremation, the head of the corpse is pierced with a bamboo. The Murao are mainly agriculturists. Some are employed in government and private jobs while others work as unskilled laborers.


Ministry Obstacles

Workers are needed to carry the good news of Jesus to the Murao community.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can use Gospel films and recordings, and they also need to care for the physical and material needs of the Murao community. Friendships need to be developed.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among this large community. However, please pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Murao community will have messengers of the good news of Christ sent to them. Pray for the Lord to open hearts to see and receive the living Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Murao (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Murao (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 1,700
World Population 2,455,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bandot, Haro, Karkata, Luidu, Murai, Murari, Muro, Muruva, Shitheo, Tigga, Tirki, Urao, मुराव (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17708
ROP3 Code 113157
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Lumbini
(500)
Bheri
(400)
Bagmati
(400)
Mahakali
(300)
Rapti
(200)
Seti
(80)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 6
  Lumbini (500)
  Bheri (400)
  Bagmati (400)
  Mahakali (300)
  Rapti (200)
  Seti (80)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Awadhi (700 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Maithili
(600)
Bhojpuri
(200)
Hindi
(100)
Nepali: Baitadeli
(50)
People Groups Speaking Awadhi
Primary Language Awadhi (700 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Maithili (600)
  Bhojpuri (200)
  Hindi (100)
  Nepali: Baitadeli (50)
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2000-2005)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video New Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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