Nai (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
114,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Two young women stand apart from the crowd at the outdoor market. "Did you hear that the prince's wife is pregnant? My brother heard it when he was giving one of the prince's servants a haircut." "No wonder she's been looking a little chubby lately." The women snicker.

The women are Nai people living in Nepal, and they are noted for their gossip. The Nai are considered to be one of the lower castes, but nevertheless, they are needed by the higher castes. Many of the Nai men are barbers, and sometimes they also perform minor surgeries. The Nai are needed to prepare men for weddings, funerals, and other occasions that require them to have shaved heads. The women often serve the higher castes as midwives. In the past, Nai barbers worked from huts alongside the roads where travelers could stop for a quick trim. Today, many of them have opened small shops in the cities where they can earn up to three times as much as the barbers along the outlying roads. Though most are Hindu, some of the Nai people are Muslims.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Nai people in the cities and villages will hear the gospel, believe, and spread the word to their friends, neighbors, and even their customers.
* Pray for a great spiritual awakening among the Nai people in Nepal.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-14
People Name General Nai (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Nai (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 114,000
World Population 12,316,100
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Aduthon, Ambattan, Amrewal, Arayavati, Aryavathi, Awadhi, Awadhia, Awari, Bammeru, Banbiro, Banvaru, Bhajanthri, Bhandari, Bhandary, Deshabhandari, Dhanwal, Didhia, Ghaijo, Hadapad, Hajam, Hajjam, Hazam, Jadowal, Jallan, Juvwa, Kaikan, Kaila, Kaith, Kalseru Navaliga, Kanaujia, Karagar, Kawa, Kelashi, Kelasi, Kelasi Mhali, Kelasiga, Khadeer, Khalasi, Khalipha, Khawas, Kodiya, Kshaurak, Kshourika, Kuleen, Kuleen Brahman, Kuleen-Brahman, Mahale, Mangala, Mangali, Matkos, Matwal, Nabhik, Nadig, Nai, Naia, Naipit, Naiya, Naland, Napit, Napitha, Navaliga, Navid, Naya, Nayanaja Kshatriya, Nayeebrahman, Nayinda, Nhavi, Niaria, Ossatha, Osta, Ovachar, Panwar, Panwari, Pariyaliga, Punwari, Raja, Rajaji, Rajwan, Sanmukh, Savitha, Sen Samaj, Shil, Thakur, Ustadji, Valand, Valand Nadig, Varik, Vavdichaksi, Wadhi, Wadhio, नई (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17745
ROP3 Code 113203
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Janakpur (28,000) Narayani (26,000) Sagarmatha (19,000)
Lumbini (16,000) Kosi (10,000) Bheri (4,900)
Bagmati (4,600) Mechi (2,900) Gandaki (800)
Seti (600) Mahakali (500) Rapti (200)
Dhaulagiri (70)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 13
Janakpur (28,000) Narayani (26,000)
Sagarmatha (19,000) Lumbini (16,000)
Kosi (10,000) Bheri (4,900)
Bagmati (4,600) Mechi (2,900)
Gandaki (800) Seti (600)
Mahakali (500) Rapti (200)
Dhaulagiri (70)
Primary Language: Maithili (72,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mai   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (27,000) Awadhi (11,000) Nepali (4,000)
Hindi (2,300) Angika (600) Magahi (500)
Dotyali (200) Kumaoni (100) Marwari (80)
Bantawa (60) Rajbanshi (40)
Primary Language: Maithili (72,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (27,000) Awadhi (11,000)
Nepali (4,000) Hindi (2,300)
Angika (600) Magahi (500)
Dotyali (200) Kumaoni (100)
Marwari (80) Bantawa (60)
Rajbanshi (40)
Primary Language: Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.84 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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