Sarki in Nepal


Population
360,000
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 360,000
World Population 401,300
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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
27,000
Seti
24,000
Janakpur
23,000
Bheri
23,000
Sagarmatha
20,000
Mahakali
17,000
Kosi
17,000
Karnali
14,000
Narayani
9,400
Mechi
8,200
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)
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 27,000
  Seti 24,000
  Janakpur 23,000
  Bheri 23,000
  Sagarmatha 20,000
  Mahakali 17,000
  Kosi 17,000
  Karnali 14,000
  Narayani 9,400
  Mechi 8,200
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
Other 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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
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 © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Global Mapping Intl / Omid / Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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