Thakuria in Nepal


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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Thakuria in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thakuria
People Name in Country Thakuria
Alternate Names Thakrai; ठाकूरिया
Population this Country 2,900
Population all Countries 15,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17980
ROP3 Code 113470
ROP25 Code 308108
ROP25 Name Thakurai
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Narayani
1,800
Bheri
900
Bagmati
90
Gandaki
50
Seti
30
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 5
  Narayani 1,800
  Bheri 900
  Bagmati 90
  Gandaki 50
  Seti 30
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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
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  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
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Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Bhojpuri Literacy & Evangelism International
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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