Thakuria in Nepal


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Introduction / History

The Thakuria get their name from the Sanskrit term thakkura which means 'idol or deity'. It is a general honorific title used by nobles. The Thakuria are a smaller community found in districts of south-central Nepal and mainly Bihar, India. It is said among the Thakuria that they are the ancestors of the great emperor Aurangzeb's army of the 1600s. They claim to be descendents of the Rajput people of Rajasthan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thakuria have traditionally been landowners and have been known to manage property. They are 100% Muslim and hold to the traditions of the Sunni sect. They speak mainly Nepali in Nepal and Urdu in India. They practice the chhatti birth ceremony on the sixth day of the child and shadi marriage rituals. They eat meat and wheat is a staple grain for them.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Thakuria people, that their honorific name could be respected one day as warriors for the Lord who created their culture and died for each and everyone one of the Thakuria of Nepal and India.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thakuria
People Name in Country Thakuria
Population in Nepal 2,400
World Population 12,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Thakrai, ठाकूरिया
People ID 17980
ROP3 Code 113470
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 5
Largest States
Narayani
1,500
Bheri
800
Bagmati
80
Gandaki
40
Seti
30
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 5
  Narayani 1,500
  Bheri 800
  Bagmati 80
  Gandaki 40
  Seti 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,400 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Urdu
600
Nepali
400
Awadhi
100
Other People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,400 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 600
  Nepali 400
  Awadhi 100
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
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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 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 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: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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