Pahari in Nepal

The Pahari have only been reported in Nepal
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction

The Pahari live in the Kathmandu Valley, and are regarded as a low caste people by the local society. They previously owned land on a communal basis, but their rights to the land have been usurped by higher caste groups. Paharis have developed a class structure within their own caste. Those who eat beef have even become untouchables to other Paharis. The worship of clan deities is a special festival for these people. During the full moon period in November they sacrifice animals and chickens to the Earth God, whom they call the King of the Earth.


Ministry Obstacles

The Pahari have a long history of following false gods, such as the Earth God.


Outreach Ideas

The Church is growing in Nepal; increasing numbers of individuals are finding Jesus as savior. Pray the Lord will send Christians in other tribes to tell the Pahari of how they also can find new life in Jesus.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is not likely that any of the Pahari community follow Jesus Christ at this time. But we can pray for those who will soon become his disciples.


Pray for the Entire People Group

This low caste group is said to suffer from lack of identity, not knowing where they fit in the local caste system. Please pray they will soon come to Christ and find their identity in Him.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Pahari
People Name in Country Pahari
Population in Nepal 13,000
World Population 13,000
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 पाहरी
People ID 19418
ROP3 Code 115804
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 11
Largest States
Bagmati
9,500
Narayani
1,800
Janakpur
1,600
Mahakali
100
Seti
100
Sagarmatha
80
Rapti
80
Kosi
40
Bheri
40
Mechi
20
Gandaki
10
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 11
  Bagmati 9,500
  Narayani 1,800
  Janakpur 1,600
  Mahakali 100
  Seti 100
  Sagarmatha 80
  Rapti 80
  Kosi 40
  Bheri 40
  Mechi 20
  Gandaki 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (10,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Newar
3,600
Dotyali
100
Wambule
100
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (10,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Newar 3,600
  Dotyali 100
  Wambule 100
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
22.43 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.52 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
70.76 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.23 %
Unknown
4.06 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source University of Texas Map Collection  
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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