Tajpuriya in Nepal

The Tajpuriya have only been reported in Nepal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Tajpuriya are one of the indigenous tribes of Nepal who have been living in the plains of the Terai region since before Nepal had a name. If they aren’t the first settlers in Nepal, they are among the first. We do not know when they began to settle in the area. They originated in what is now Nepal’s Morang and Jhapa districts.
Today they live mainly in the eastern districts of Jhapa and Morang in Nepal. They also live in the Indian regions and states of Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Tezpur, and Mazuring. The mother tongue of the Tajpuriya caste is Tajpuri.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Tajpuriyas have their own culture, language, dress, and customs. Their traditional attire is the petani worn by women and the dhoti, kurta and handkerchief worn by men.
They have established the Tajpuriya Social Welfare Council to protect and promote their language, culture and rights.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are a nature-worshiping community. The Tajpuriya people are dedicated to their village deities. The daughters in their families perform a special puja, or worship service. Tajpuriya perform these same pujas at weddings and funerals. All of their settlements include a place to worship the village deity. They also worship Shiva, an important Hindu god. They always celebrate Hindu festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tajpuriya people need greater spiritual and economic prosperity. They need to look to Jesus Christ, the one who offers life to the full. He can provide them with all their needs according to his riches and glory.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to bless them abundantly, showing himself powerful and merciful.
Pray for a greater receptivity to the ways and teachings of Jesus Christ among the Tajpuriya people of Nepal.
Pray for the Tajpuriya people to put their faith in Christ alone.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Tajpuriya people this decade.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Tajpuriyas in Nepal.


Scripture Prayers for the Tajpuriya in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tajpuriya
People Name in Country Tajpuriya
Population this Country 22,000
Population all Countries 22,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names ताजपूरिया
People ID 19328
ROP3 Code 115556
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Mechi
14,000
Kosi
7,400
Bagmati
300
Narayani
90
Gandaki
30
Seti
20
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Mechi 14,000
  Kosi 7,400
  Bagmati 300
  Narayani 90
  Gandaki 30
  Seti 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Rajbanshi (19,000 speakers)
Language Code rjs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Nepali
400
Rangpuri
200
Maithili
Primary Language Rajbanshi (19,000 speakers)
Language Code rjs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 400
  Rangpuri 200
  Maithili 0
People Groups Speaking Rajbanshi

Primary Language:  Rajbanshi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2005-2016)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2009)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Rajbanshi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.11 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.30 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.07 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.47 %
Unknown
0.05 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more