Sarki in Nepal


Population
365,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The traditional and primary occupation of the Sarki was shoe-making, but nowadays only a few among them are occupied as leather-workers or cobblers. They have family deities and a village deity. Some of their deities are Santala Devi, Maidevta and Dat Kali. Their witchdoctor is called lama or jhankri.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Sarki is very different than those of a monotheist, who believes in one God who is creator of all.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is building his church in the region. His Spirit is active. Pray that Christian workers will include the Sarki community in their outreach.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are some Christians among the Sarki community. Pray they become more than cultural Christians, instead becoming zealous disciples of Christ, trusting him fully with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with worshiping the gods of this age, but rather will hunger to know the creator God and his Son who came to give them life.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-22
People Name General Sarki
People Name in Country Sarki
Population in Nepal 365,000
World Population 409,300
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8 to 10
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chamar, Cobbier, Karighar, Karikar, Mistri, Sarkar, Tapa, Tapoli, Thapa, सर्की
People ID 18035
ROP3 Code 113530
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Gandaki
(65,000)
Lumbini
(42,000)
Bagmati
(42,000)
Rapti
(28,000)
Dhaulagiri
(28,000)
Seti
(24,000)
Janakpur
(24,000)
Bheri
(23,000)
Sagarmatha
(20,000)
Mahakali
(18,000)
Kosi
(17,000)
Karnali
(14,000)
Narayani
(9,500)
Mechi
(8,300)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Gandaki (65,000)
  Lumbini (42,000)
  Bagmati (42,000)
  Rapti (28,000)
  Dhaulagiri (28,000)
  Seti (24,000)
  Janakpur (24,000)
  Bheri (23,000)
  Sagarmatha (20,000)
  Mahakali (18,000)
  Kosi (17,000)
  Karnali (14,000)
  Narayani (9,500)
  Mechi (8,300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (349,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Dotyali
(18,000)
Bantawa
(1,600)
Maithili
(1,200)
Chamling
(900)
Musasa
(800)
Bhojpuri
(400)
Humla
(400)
Kham, Western Parbate
(200)
Rajbanshi
(200)
Yakkha, Chhathare
(200)
Sherpa
(70)
Khaling
(40)
Kaike
(40)
Thulung
(40)
Bine
(20)
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (349,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Dotyali (18,000)
  Bantawa (1,600)
  Maithili (1,200)
  Chamling (900)
  Musasa (800)
  Bhojpuri (400)
  Humla (400)
  Kham, Western Parbate (200)
  Rajbanshi (200)
  Yakkha, Chhathare (200)
  Sherpa (70)
  Khaling (40)
  Kaike (40)
  Thulung (40)
  Bine (20)
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1914-2004)
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 Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.37 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.26 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.13 %
Unknown
0.11 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  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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